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

Fishermen protest as lawmakers flip-flop on shrimp trawling
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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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…

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