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Fecop (Federacion Costarricense de Pesca) is a NGO that promotes sport fishing and its social economic benefits to Costa Rica. The staff of FECOP is made up entirely of Costa Rican citizens. In Costa Rica every decision in fisheries must be made with technical support. The science provided to influence these decisions is supplied by Costa Ricans, some of the most respected in the country and elsewhere. Unlike NGOs from outside the country, FECOP has opened the doors to many of the top decision makers in the country and has become respected by the Costa Rican government as the voice of the sport fishing industry in Costa Rica. LEARN MORE

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Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Destination to Take the Kids Fishing

Why Costa Rica is a great place to take the kids fishing The little Cessna rolled to a stop on the airstrip at Barra del Colorado. Out stepped a man and a young boy around 10 years old. “Welcome to Rio Colorado Bob”, I said. With a stern look he replied, “I prefer to be referred to as Dr. So and So.” I fed them breakfast and sent them out fishing. Later I saw the boat headed back in early and thought the poor kid probably got sea-sick. We got the hook removed without too many tears...

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Tarpon in Costa Rica’s Pacific Focus of New FECOP Study – Sport Fishing Magazine

FECOP, a Costa Rica sport-fishing advocacy and conservation organization, has announced an unprecedented study to unlock secrets of Atlantic tarpon now living in the Pacific. From SportFishingMag.com Scientists are trying to determine if tarpon are breeding in the Pacific. Courtesy FECOP Twenty-seven years ago, Didiher Chacon was a young biologist from the National University in Costa Rica. Todd Staley, co-creator ...

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Costa Rica Fishing Team FECOP Surprises With Success in Lake Okeechobee Pan-American Bass Tournament

When FECOP sponsored three teams to compete in the first Pan-American Delegation bass tournament on Lake Okeechobee in Florida last week, it was akin to David meets Goliath. The Jamaican bobsled team participating in prior Winter Olympics is a similar analogy. The Pan-American anglers were fishing against experienced pros like Roland Martin and his son, Scott, in a tournament hosted by USA Bass and Fishing League Worldwide. Teams representing the United States, Canada and Mexico also compe...

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Fishing as an Olympic Sport?

Fishing as an Olympic Sport? Recreational groups meet at Pan-American Delegation to discuss sport being added to Olympics and Pan-American Games By Devin Golden January 8, 2018 Could sport fishing be in the next winter Olympics? Recreational fishing groups from the United States, Mexico and several Latin American countries hope to make sport fishing an Olympic sport in the near future. According to a press release fr...

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Explaining The Costa Rica Tuna Decree

Costa Rica Fishing Conservation: Why is the Costa Rica Tuna Decree so Important? There is nothing like enjoying a fresh yellowfin tuna sushi, sashimi, or even a big fat juicy fresh tuna steak when your arms are almost too tired to lift the chopsticks. Recreational anglers are catching more tuna than ever all along the Costa Rican Pacific seaboard. Fighting a tuna on rod and reel is like having your line attached to a freight train. The increased availability of tuna has been a saving grace for ...

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