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Fishing Costa Rica: Tie a Ribbon Around the Yellow Sailfish Tree
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Fishing Costa Rica: Tie a Ribbon Around the Yellow Sailfish Tree

Todd Staley - January 31, 2020

It's that time of year again for the Central and Southern Pacific side of Costa Rica: The sailfish are here. The recent Rock Star tournament in Marina…

Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota meet
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota meet

Laure Fillon / AFP - November 18, 2019

The fate of big-eye tuna, over-fished and in decline, could be decided this week when fishing nations meet to set quotas after failing last year to agree…

Costa Rica regaining position in global sport fishing world
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica regaining position in global sport fishing world

Todd Staley - June 28, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, Costa Rica was known as the sailfish capital of the world. This was quite an accomplishment, as the sport fishing industry was still relatively…

Costa Rica Fishing: Tuna Decree Seems to be Working
Fishing
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Fishing
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Costa Rica Fishing: Tuna Decree Seems to be Working

Todd Staley - June 10, 2019

Statistics are beginning to show what people in Costa Rica and on the water already knew: Fish stocks are improving in areas where tuna purse seine boats…

Tussling for tuna: Costa Rican fishermen want more access to a local tuna
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Tussling for tuna: Costa Rican fishermen want more access to a local tuna

Todd Staley - February 14, 2019

Robert Nunes is a commercial fisherman who actively defends his peers in Costa Rica’s commercial fishing industry. He volunteers a lot of his time with Mauricio Gonzalez,…

New study: Costa Rica is giving away its fishing wealth
Business
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Business
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New study: Costa Rica is giving away its fishing wealth

L. Arias - March 15, 2017

Costa Rica's laws allow international fleets to capture 95 percent of the tuna caught within Costa Rican waters, researchers from the National University (UNA) and the non-government…

Pavones: Fowlie, squatters, tuna farm and surfers collide in disturbing new book
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Pavones: Fowlie, squatters, tuna farm and surfers collide in disturbing new book

The Tico Times - February 18, 2016

[caption id="attachment_88190" align="aligncenter" width="409"] (Courtesy of the author)[/caption] In 1974, a California surfer and businessman named Danny Fowlie tracked down one of the world’s greatest left surf…

Tuna company, fishermen and environmental groups squabble over unpublished fishing decree
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Tuna company, fishermen and environmental groups squabble over unpublished fishing decree

The Tico Times - June 10, 2014

Expected restrictions on industrial tuna fishing have been stalled pending the publication of a decree signed by former President Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014). Though Chinchilla signed the decree,…

Costa Rica reels in tuna fishermen with tighter regulations
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Business
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Costa Rica reels in tuna fishermen with tighter regulations

The Tico Times - February 17, 2014

President Laura Chinchilla announced new, stricter tuna fishing rules during her opening remarks at the Fourth Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop in Playa Herradura, on Costa Rica's…

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