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Illegal fishing kills Costa Rica marine life and tourism in Golfo Dulce and Southern Zone
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Illegal fishing kills Costa Rica marine life and tourism in Golfo Dulce and Southern Zone

Todd Staley - March 18, 2021

The Osa Peninsula has always been considered the “wild west” of Costa Rica. Until recently, it was difficult to access, which made it attractive to people hiding…

Top Fishing App Helps Costa Rica Anglers
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Top Fishing App Helps Costa Rica Anglers

Todd Staley - March 14, 2021

Since man began taking fish from the ocean, they have used natural occurrences and eventually man-made technology to help them find fish. Before modern fish-finder sonar, grouper…

Project advances to move tuna sein boats 100 miles from coast
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Project advances to move tuna sein boats 100 miles from coast

Todd Staley - December 10, 2020

Members of the Costa Rican Fishing Federation (FECOP) spent two hours last Tuesday explaining to congress why Costa Rica needs to improve on its protection of its…

Opinion: Costa Rica’s dolphin hypocrisy
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Fishing
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Opinion: Costa Rica’s dolphin hypocrisy

Todd Staley - May 25, 2020

The permanent smile mother nature seemed to put on their faces and their high intelligence are probably some of the reasons virtually everybody loves dolphins. Costa Rica…

Costa Rica fishing group donates food baskets coastal communities
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Fishing
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Costa Rica fishing group donates food baskets coastal communities

Todd Staley - May 15, 2020

Like most nations around the globe, Costa Rica has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Because of its considerable tourism and fishing-based economy, the impact has…

Costa Rica Young Biologist’s only Sailfishing Trophies are Tissue Samples
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Fishing
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Costa Rica Young Biologist’s only Sailfishing Trophies are Tissue Samples

Todd Staley - May 22, 2017

The sailfish popped up in the spread lit up in an iridescent purple hue. This fish was hungry and vigorously slashed the teaser with its bill. Everyone…

Tarpon in the Costa Rica Pacific? Are there illegal aliens among us?
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Fish tales
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Tarpon in the Costa Rica Pacific? Are there illegal aliens among us?

Todd Staley - May 14, 2017

Fifty years ago, Jesús Chavarría was a small boy living in a little fishing village on the Sierpe River. He watched one day as a villager brought in…

Reader not fond of ‘torturing fish’ — but sportfishing isn’t the problem
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Fishing
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Reader not fond of ‘torturing fish’ — but sportfishing isn’t the problem

Todd Staley - May 8, 2017

I started doing the fishing column for The Tico Times years ago when it still had a print edition. Four years ago I went over the side…

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