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In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande
Conservation
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Conservation
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In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

Lauren Hackney - May 18, 2016

Costa Rica’s environmental achievements are well known. The country is advancing toward carbon neutrality, using renewable energy sources to generate electricity, and protecting more than 25 percent…

Solís administration backs down from bill to reinstate shrimp trawling
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Solís administration backs down from bill to reinstate shrimp trawling

The Tico Times - March 25, 2016

Facing opposition from lawmakers and pressure from environmental groups, government fishing authorities pulled a controversial shrimp trawling bill from the legislative agenda last week. If passed, the…

Costa Rica environmental news: 2015’s biggest stories
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica environmental news: 2015’s biggest stories

The Tico Times - December 30, 2015

1. Changes in fishing policy [caption id="attachment_28671" align="alignleft" width="700"] Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times[/caption] Former president Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014) prided herself on trailblazing ocean resource management through the creation of…

New bill could bring shrimp trawling back to Costa Rica – depending on whom you ask
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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New bill could bring shrimp trawling back to Costa Rica – depending on whom you ask

The Tico Times - December 15, 2015

Legal shrimp trawling could be returning to Costa Rican waters with a new bill up for debate in the Legislative Assembly. The Bill for the Development and…

Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica Ombudsman’s Office pushes for better marine conservation

The Tico Times - July 1, 2014

Costa Rica's Ombudsman's Office issued a statement Tuesday urging the government to prioritize marine resource management. According to research by the agency – which is responsible for petitioning the state on…

Small-scale fishermen team up to better protect coastal, marine resources
Business
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Business
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Small-scale fishermen team up to better protect coastal, marine resources

The Tico Times - June 28, 2014

Dozens of fishermen from both of Costa Rica's coasts gathered in the auditorium at the Casa Presidencial in San José Friday to celebrate the creation of a government-sponsored…

Ocean conservation group files lawsuit against new shrimp trawling licenses
Crime
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Crime
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Ocean conservation group files lawsuit against new shrimp trawling licenses

The Tico Times - March 28, 2014

Ocean conservation group MarViva filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) on Thursday, alleging that the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca)…

Fishermen protest as lawmakers flip-flop on shrimp trawling
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Fishermen protest as lawmakers flip-flop on shrimp trawling

The Tico Times - March 13, 2014

More than 600 fishermen and environmentalists united Thursday morning to protest a bill that would reinstate shrimp trawling in Costa Rican waters. Shouting the rhyme, "Pesca arrastre…

First shrimp trawling license expires Wednesday, following ban in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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First shrimp trawling license expires Wednesday, following ban in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 17, 2014

Costa Rica will begin slowly phasing out shrimp trawling Wednesday with the first permanent expiration of a trawling license. The Capitán Bonilla will become the first vessel…