Everyone loves Costa Rican seafood – but how was it caught?
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Everyone loves Costa Rican seafood – but how was it caught?

Jorge Jiménez - May 11, 2018

"Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There's uh, shrimp-kabobs,…

Amateur Fishing Club names 2017 Tarpon Champion
Activities
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Activities
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Amateur Fishing Club names 2017 Tarpon Champion

Todd Staley - November 15, 2017

There are sounds, sights, and smells associated with events that happen in our lives. Later, when something similar passes by, an instant replay video appears in our…

Catching roosterfish in a washing machine
Wetline Costa Rica
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Wetline Costa Rica
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Catching roosterfish in a washing machine

Todd Staley - September 30, 2017

See also: Reader not fond of 'torturing fish,' but sportfishing isn't the problem I have never enjoyed fishing under pressure. I prefer to fish for fun. There…

King of the silver kings
Soccer
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Soccer
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King of the silver kings

Todd Staley - June 19, 2017

As you approach the river mouth at Barra del Colorado for the first time, it appears as if you are about to enter a washing machine gone…

Your dream photo isn’t worth it: leave the fish in the water
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Your dream photo isn’t worth it: leave the fish in the water

Todd Staley - June 4, 2017

Recommended: Reader not fond of 'torturing fish,' but sportfishing isn't the problem Note: I first wrote about this many years ago in The Tico Times, but it seems…

Costa Rica’s ocean creatures inspire hand-crafted sculptures
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Costa Rica’s ocean creatures inspire hand-crafted sculptures

Todd Staley - May 30, 2017

[caption id="attachment_105933" align="aligncenter" width="633"] (Courtesy of Ken Dyer)[/caption] I had a customer take a day off from fishing and go to one of the nearly isolated beaches…

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

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

Lindsay Fendt - 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,…