Don’t pass on a chance of a fish to crow about
Fishing
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Fishing
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Don’t pass on a chance of a fish to crow about

Todd Staley - June 4, 2018

Most visiting anglers come to this country with either marlin, sailfish, or tarpon on their bucket list. These are all spectacular fish and great angling challenges, available…

Costa Rican government approves greenstick licenses for commercial, charter fishing fleets
Wetline Costa Rica
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Wetline Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government approves greenstick licenses for commercial, charter fishing fleets

Todd Staley - May 29, 2018

When it comes to fishing regulations, changes in Costa Rica are usually slow and deliberate. The government typically requires extensive technical and scientific support before it considers…

Sport fishing in Costa Rica: where to go, what you’ll find
Wetline Costa Rica
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Wetline Costa Rica
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Sport fishing in Costa Rica: where to go, what you’ll find

Todd Staley - January 8, 2018

I remember years ago I would see an article about fishing in Costa Rica in a fishing magazine, or a television show about catching tarpon by the…

Young biologist’s only sailfishing trophies are tissue samples
Fishing
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Fishing
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Young biologist’s only sailfishing trophies are tissue samples

Todd Staley - May 22, 2017

The sailfish popped up in the spread lit up in an iridescent purple hue. This fish was hungry and vigorously slashed the teaser with its bill. Everyone…

Tarpon in the Pacific? Are there illegal aliens among us?
Fish tales
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Fish tales
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Tarpon in the Pacific? Are there illegal aliens among us?

Todd Staley - May 14, 2017

Fifty years ago, Jesús Chavarría was a small boy living in a little fishing village on the Sierpe River. He watched one day as a villager brought in…

Reader not fond of ‘torturing fish’ — but sportfishing isn’t the problem
Fishing
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Fishing
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Reader not fond of ‘torturing fish’ — but sportfishing isn’t the problem

Todd Staley - May 8, 2017

I started doing the fishing column for The Tico Times years ago when it still had a print edition. Four years ago I went over the side…

Brazilians take ‘World Cup’ of sportfishing in Quepos
Fish tales
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Fish tales
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Brazilians take ‘World Cup’ of sportfishing in Quepos

Todd Staley - April 28, 2017

The Lucas Oil 2017 Offshore World Championship billfish tournament concluded Thursday in Quepos with two Brazilian teams finishing in top positions. Ricardo Pedrosa, fishing aboard the Barnacle II,…

Offshore World Championship fishing tournament gets underway in Quepos
Fishing
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Fishing
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Offshore World Championship fishing tournament gets underway in Quepos

Todd Staley - April 25, 2017

The 2017 Lucas Oil Offshore World Championship billfish tournament got underway Monday with 50 teams from 29 countries competing for the honor of top angling team in the world.…

Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention

Michael Krumholtz - September 30, 2016

Costa Rica will abstain from voting on whether or not to include two species of shark on an international list of protected species, angering conservationists. The government's decision was announced…

Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature

Lindsay Fendt - August 10, 2016

With the start of the new legislative session last week, the government has resumed a battle in the environmental commission over a controversial shrimp trawling bill. The…