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Baseball legend, all-star fisherman: Wade Boggs in Costa Rica

Wade Boggs with a Costa Rican snook. (Todd Staley / The Tico Times I have never been inside a NFL locker room, but I can image what it sounds like. I sat in the restaurant area of Crocodile Bay Resort and liste...

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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 ...

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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 ti...

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

Costa Rica Fishing Guide: Where to Go and What You'll Find Published by Todd Staley for the Tico Times January 8, 2018 Sailfish dancing on the Costa Rican Pacific. (Courtesy of Pat Ford) I remembe...

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Sustainable Fishing News: Green Sticking in Costa Rica

Green sticking or "palo verde" as it is known in Spanish is not a new form of fishing in Costa Rica. It has been used successfully for years in Japan and the United States in commercial and sport tuna fishing. The method allo...

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Costa Rica Fishing Groups Reject Proposed Marine Reserve

Eight sport-fishing associations and two fishing clubs represented by FECOP, the sport-fishing advocacy group in Costa Rica, voted unanimously against the Alvaro Ulgalde Marine Reserve even though its promoters ...

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Baseball legend, all-star fisherman: Wade Boggs in Costa Rica

Wade Boggs with a Costa Rican snook. (Todd Staley / The Tico Times I have never been insid...

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Sustainable Fishing News: Green Sticking in Costa Rica

Green sticking or "palo verde" as it is known in Spanish is not a new form of fishing in Costa Rica. It h...

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FECOP to Represent Costa Rica in Panamerican Sportfishing Delegation

Sportfishing groups from the United States, Mexico and several Latin American countries met in Cancun, Me...

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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

Sport and recreational fishing has contributed actively to the coastal development of our country since its consolidation over a period of almost 70 years. Fishing clubs, tourism operators and the different stakeholders in sport fishing have contributed to the positioning of this activity, above and beyond any promotion by the State.

More than 60,000 direct and indirect jobs, as well as a contribution of 330 million dollars to Costa Rica’s gross domestic product, are among the benefits obtained from this activity. In addition to this information recognized and produced by different sources, sport fishing has other less visible impacts and benefits. It represents a socioeconomic sector with a special dynamic that needs to be understood from a scientific and technical perspective so as to boost its growth and contribution to Costa Rican society.

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