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Costa Rica environmental news: 2015’s biggest stories
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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
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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
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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
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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…