Judge orders Costa Rica gov’t to reimburse ship captain for seized shark fins
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Environment and Wildlife
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Judge orders Costa Rica gov’t to reimburse ship captain for seized shark fins

Lindsay Fendt - April 8, 2014

In a case that keeps getting more bizarre by the minute, on Monday a Puntarenas court ordered the Costa Rican government to pay $6,622.46 to boat captain…

Judge’s ruling opens the door to legalized shark finning in Costa Rica, conservation groups say
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Judge’s ruling opens the door to legalized shark finning in Costa Rica, conservation groups say

Lindsay Fendt - April 8, 2014

Kathy Tseng, a Taiwanese-Costa Rican businesswoman, was absolved Monday in a Puntarenas court on charges of illegally landing 652 shark fins on a Costa Rican dock in…

Costa Rican Coast Guard captures boat with 153 illegal shark fins
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Costa Rican Coast Guard captures boat with 153 illegal shark fins

Lindsay Fendt - April 2, 2014

At least 40 sharks were killed by an illegal shark-finning boat detained off the shores of Golfito in Costa Rica's South Pacific. The boat was discovered during…

Could a shark-finning trial restore loophole in Costa Rica law?
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Crime
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Could a shark-finning trial restore loophole in Costa Rica law?

Lindsay Fendt - March 21, 2014

A Puntarenas court will reconvene Friday for a shark finning trial that could re-establish a gruesome loophole in the law that bans finning in Costa Rican waters.…

High-profile shark-finning trial continues this week
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High-profile shark-finning trial continues this week

Lindsay Fendt - March 13, 2014

The trial of Kathy Tseng Chang began again in a Puntarenas court Wednesday. Tseng was charged with attempting to export 652 shark fins in 2011. The case…

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla named Shark Guardian of the Year
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla named Shark Guardian of the Year

Lindsay Fendt - November 28, 2013

In 2006, the private docks in the Pacific fishing hub of Puntarenas served as the clandestine headquarters for some of the world’s largest shark-finning operations. That year,…