Brazilians take ‘World Cup’ of sportfishing in Quepos
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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
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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
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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
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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…

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

Hooray! Now we can go fishing with our children
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Costa Rica
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Hooray! Now we can go fishing with our children

Germán Ignacio Pochet Ballester - April 12, 2016

Due to an increase in recreational fishing in the coastal zones of the country, and because this is an activity that generates communal and family bonds, an important change was…

US citizen dies in boating accident off Costa Rica’s Playa Herradura
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Boating accidents
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US citizen dies in boating accident off Costa Rica’s Playa Herradura

Jill Replogle - August 19, 2015

A U.S. tourist was killed in a boating accident last week off Costa Rica's central Pacific coast. Won Ah, 30, of Atlanta, Georgia, was reportedly swimming during a…

Fishermen threaten Costa Rica Coast Guard officers who confiscated illegal nets
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Crime
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Fishermen threaten Costa Rica Coast Guard officers who confiscated illegal nets

L. Arias - July 27, 2015

A group of 60 fishermen, some covering their faces with bandanas and balaclavas, last week targeted Costa Rican Coast Guard officers with scare tactics in an attempt to recover two…

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Panamanian fishermen rescued after 33 days adrift

Zach Dyer - February 23, 2015

https://twitter.com/seguridadcr/status/569914053541261312 After 33 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean, four Panamanian fishermen were rescued on Feb. 19. The Costa Rican fishing boat "La Modesta" spotted the shipwrecked…