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

Fishermen report more tuna, dolphin along Pacific coast
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Fishermen report more tuna, dolphin along Pacific coast

L. Arias - March 18, 2016

Fishermen and tourism operators have reported an increase in sightings of tuna shoals along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast in recent months, according to the Costa Rican Fisheries Federation (FECOP),…

More calls for reform of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute
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More calls for reform of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute

L. Arias - November 12, 2014

Update, Nov. 21: A previous version of this story included statements from the conservation group MarViva, issued under the context of a National Fishing Symposium on Nov.12. That information…

Solís signs tuna fishing decree, but will it help Costa Rica’s oceans?
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Solís signs tuna fishing decree, but will it help Costa Rica’s oceans?

The Tico Times - October 23, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a decree Tuesday restricting industrial tuna fishing in Costa Rican waters. The decree is one of the first attempts to establish fishing…

Stop giving away free tuna fishing licenses, says NGO
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Stop giving away free tuna fishing licenses, says NGO

The Tico Times - July 21, 2014

A nonprofit fishing group, the Costa Rican Fishing Federation (FECOP), filed a constitutional complaint last week alleging that a law granting free fishing licenses to international tuna…

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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…

Costa Rica’s dolphin-safe tuna designation under scrutiny
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Costa Rica’s dolphin-safe tuna designation under scrutiny

The Tico Times - June 18, 2014

As the Costa Rican government stalls on the publication of new tuna fishing regulations, one environmental group has taken matters into its own hands. In a letter…

Obama will propose expanding Pacific Ocean marine sanctuary
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Obama will propose expanding Pacific Ocean marine sanctuary

Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post - June 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce his intent to make a broad swath of the central Pacific Ocean off limits to fishing,…

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

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