Offshore World Championship begins with 764 billfish releases
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Offshore World Championship begins with 764 billfish releases

Chris Balogh - April 9, 2014

QUEPOS, Puntarenas – A fleet of 64 international teams from 24 countries paraded out of Marina Pez Vela and into the sailfish-rich Costa Rican waters this week…

President Chinchilla pushes for elimination of Incopesca’s board of directors
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President Chinchilla pushes for elimination of Incopesca’s board of directors

Lindsay Fendt - April 3, 2014

Long-awaited changes could be coming to the country's fishing regulatory agency, Environment Minister René Castro announced on Facebook last week. President Laura Chinchilla sent a bill to…

Shrimpers protest trawling ban
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Shrimpers protest trawling ban

Lindsay Fendt - April 1, 2014

Carrying signs, horns and noisemakers, hundreds of shrimp fishermen marched outside the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday to protest the permanent expiration of another shrimp trawling license following…

Ocean conservation group files lawsuit against new shrimp trawling licenses
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Ocean conservation group files lawsuit against new shrimp trawling licenses

Lindsay Fendt - March 28, 2014

Ocean conservation group MarViva filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) on Thursday, alleging that the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca)…

Fishermen protest as lawmakers flip-flop on shrimp trawling
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Fishermen protest as lawmakers flip-flop on shrimp trawling

Lindsay Fendt - March 13, 2014

More than 600 fishermen and environmentalists united Thursday morning to protest a bill that would reinstate shrimp trawling in Costa Rican waters. Shouting the rhyme, "Pesca arrastre…

Here are photos of a rare white marlin caught off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast
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Environment and Wildlife
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Here are photos of a rare white marlin caught off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast

Zach Dyer - March 13, 2014

Anglers on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast recently spotted a rare beauty of a fish. Sport fishing out of the Los Sueños Marina in Herradura, Puntarenas, near…

Costa Rica to launch offensive against invasion of broadbarred firefish
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica to launch offensive against invasion of broadbarred firefish

L. Arias - February 25, 2014

The Environment Ministry (MINAE) on Monday met with Mexican experts who are in the country to assist in a plan to combat the broadbarred firefish, an invasive…

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

Zach Dyer - 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…

First shrimp trawling license expires Wednesday, following ban in Costa Rica
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First shrimp trawling license expires Wednesday, following ban in Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - February 17, 2014

Costa Rica will begin slowly phasing out shrimp trawling Wednesday with the first permanent expiration of a trawling license. The Capitán Bonilla will become the first vessel…

Los Sueños Triple Crown Billfish Series is a record-breaking first tourney
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Gone Fishin
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Los Sueños Triple Crown Billfish Series is a record-breaking first tourney

Christina Truitt - February 8, 2014

The central Pacific coast is home of Los Sueños Resort and Marina, and this year, the marina hosted its 1st Annual Los Sueños Triple Crown billfish tournament…