In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande
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Conservation
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In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

Lauren Hackney - May 18, 2016

Costa Rica’s environmental achievements are well known. The country is advancing toward carbon neutrality, using renewable energy sources to generate electricity, and protecting more than 25 percent…

Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing
Business
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Business
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Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing

Jill Replogle - April 29, 2016

Remoras, or suckerfish, attach to sharks and other large marine animals and feed on parasites attached to their host’s body and on scraps from their host’s meals.…

Fishackathon invites conservation-minded techies to help solve overfishing
Conservation
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Conservation
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Fishackathon invites conservation-minded techies to help solve overfishing

Jill Replogle - April 22, 2016

This weekend, San José and more than 40 others cities around the world will challenge groups of coders and scientists to find solutions to problems related to overfishing and…

New government lionfish commission to take on invasive species
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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New government lionfish commission to take on invasive species

Lindsay Fendt - April 14, 2016

Local efforts to curb the encroachment of invasive species in Costa Rica's Caribbean got a big boost this week with the formation of a National Commission for…

Solís administration backs down from bill to reinstate shrimp trawling
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Solís administration backs down from bill to reinstate shrimp trawling

Lindsay Fendt - March 25, 2016

Facing opposition from lawmakers and pressure from environmental groups, government fishing authorities pulled a controversial shrimp trawling bill from the legislative agenda last week. If passed, the…

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

Lindsay Fendt - 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…

Costa Rica is officially going after the lionfish
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica is officially going after the lionfish

L. Arias - June 8, 2015

The Southern Caribbean Artisanal Fishermen's Association on Monday presented officials from the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry a plan to reduce the population of lionfish (Pterois), an invasive species that threatens Costa…

PHOTO GALLERY: A changing tide for Costa Rica’s artisanal fishing communities
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTO GALLERY: A changing tide for Costa Rica’s artisanal fishing communities

Thomas Enderlin - April 2, 2015

Adrian Arguijo Valdez is an artisanal fisherman. His weathered hands are a testament to countless years of direct exposure to sun and wind on the Golfo de…

More calls for reform of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute
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Business
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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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Business
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Solís signs tuna fishing decree, but will it help Costa Rica’s oceans?

Lindsay Fendt - 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…