Coast Guard seizes 2.5 tons of sailfish
Coast Guard officials nabbed 2.5 tons of illegal sailfish off the coast of Caldera, Puntarenas Wednesday afternoon, marking the largest ever confiscation of sailfish here.
According to the Public Security Ministry, the fish came off a tuna boat with a Nicaraguan flag anchored off the shore of Caldera in the Gulf of Nicoya. They were then transferred a Costa Rican boat, transferred to shore and loaded into a seafood truck.
Officials said the catch was confiscated because it was unloaded in unsanitary conditions and at an unauthorized location. Also, the catch itself wasn’t authorized and sailfish is generally reserved for catch and release sport fishing in Costa Rica.
The Puntarenas Prosecutor’s Office ordered Coast Guard officials to impound the tuna boat.
You may be interested
This town ain’t big enough for the two of usKatherine Stanley - June 20, 2018
Brazilian star Neymar, left, and Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas, a three-time Champions League title holder with his club team,…
Children in cages: this feels like defeatAlvaro Murillo - June 20, 2018
I don’t know how I would feel if I weren’t a father. However, I am, and there are very few…
Costa Rica, Brazil battle rumors of tension and injury before high-stakes matchupAFP and The Tico Times - June 19, 2018
The stakes couldn't be higher: if Costa Rica loses to its opponent on Friday, it will be out of the…