Orcas Spotted In Costa Rica’s

Anglers catch some great Orca Video this week just outside of Cabo Matapalo Video taken 2/28/2019 outside of Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica More information about Orcas from Costa Rica Journeys Common Name: Orca, Killer Whale Type: Mammal Family: Delphinidae [video width="576" height="320" mp4="http://fishcostarica.org/wp-...

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Flying Fish – A Bird in the H

Flying Fish Crash Lands in Boat Photo From Fathomlesslife This guy flew inside the boat and knocked himself out!! After a quick photo and regaining consciousness he was back on his way! 😍🐟 FACTS: The Flight Process The process of taking flight, or gliding, begins by gaining great velocity underwater, about 37 miles (...

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Inshore Fishing – Jacks or Be

Costa Rica Inshore Fishing: Jacks or Better to Open Published for the Tico Times by Todd Staley February 23, 2019 for the better part of the year, the rivers running into the Caribbean side of Costa Rica look like coffee with cream because of the runoff, mostly from the volcanoes. The San Juan, which borders Costa Rica, Rio Colorado, T...

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Fishing Tournament Against Traffick

Pescadora Billfish Championship to support organization against trafficking of minors By Didier Fernández Special sponsored article to A.M. Costa Rica For the first time, women who love sport fishing will go to sea in a world-class retouch to compete for the title of Best International Fisherwoman during the Billfish Championship, which will ...

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Costa Rica Fishing Tournament

New Women’s Tournament to Fig

Quepos Hosts Women's Fishing Tournament in Quepos, Costa Rica This Week For the first time in Costa Rica, women who love sport fishing will go to sea in a world-class retouch to compete for the title of Best International Fisher-woman during the Billfish Championship. Registration for the tournament took place today, and competition will take plac...

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Costa Rican Fishermen Want Access t

Tussling for tuna: Costa Rican Fishermen Want More Access to Local Tuna Todd Staley Published for The Tico Times February 14, 2019 Speed boats launched for a purse seiner to herd dolphins and tuna. (Photo courtesy of FECOP) Robert Nunes is a commercial fisherman who actively defends his peers in Costa Rica’s...

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Meet Last Year’s Costa Rica F

The Costa Rica Fishing Trip of a Lifetime – Review From The Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica 2017 Sweepstakes Winner Former specialist and now veteran Joshua Cumings and his wife Ashley Cumings won our 2017 all-inclusive Costa Rica Castaway Sweepstakes. Joshua was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He joined the Army in February of 2003 at the age...

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Costa Rica Fishing Tournament Calendar

Costa Rica Fishing Tournament Calen

Costa Rica Fishing Tournament Calendar January – March 2019 LOS SUENOS SIGNATURE TRIPLE CROWN COSTA RICA The triple crown consists of three annual tournaments, in January, February and March each year, and is fished out of the world class Los Sueños Resort and Marina in Costa Rica. LEG I January 16 – January 19   LEG II February...

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Bluefin Trevally

Costa Rica Fishing Species –

Trevally, bluefin (Caranx melampygus) The bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus (also known as the bluefin jack, bluefin kingfish, bluefinned crevalle, blue ulua, omilu and spotted trevally), is a species of large, widely distributed marine fish classified in the ...

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Bluefin Trevally

Costa Rica fishing Species - Blue Fin Trevally Learn more about catching Bluefin Trevally in Costa Rica   ...

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Costa Rica Deep Sea Fish Species

New Deep sea fish species and anima

[adrotate banner="18"] Researchers Discover New Fish and Animal Species in the Deep Seas of Costa Rica   A bright golden stalked crinoid. Over the course of three weeks, a team of scientists aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor explored the deep sea seamounts of Costa Rica. Spending their time in the ...

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Costa Rica Sport Fishing

Costa Rica Top Global Fishing Desti

Costa Rica : A Paradise for World Class Sport Fishing By Laura Alvarado   Costa Rica is quickly becoming one of the most important destinations for sport fishing aficionados in the world. The variety of marine species found in Costa Rican waters is the main factor that makes Costa Rica ideal for the practice of this activity. ...

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FECOP and Larry Dahlberg Team up to

Production of artificial fishing lures for displaced shrimp industry workers FECOP and Legendary Fisherman Larry Dahlberg Team up to Help Employ Displaced Shrimp Industry Workers Todd Staley February 7, 2019 Published for The Tico Times   A group of former shrimp peelers listen to a plan to teach them lure making. (Photo courtesy ...

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Costa Rica Wahoo


Costa Rica Fishing Species - Wahoo How to Catch a Wahoo in Costa Rica

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Cubera Snapper

Cubera Snapper

Costa Rica Fishing Species - Cubera Snapper Learn about catching Cubera Snapper

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Costa Rica Snook

Snook (Robalo)

Costa Rica Fishing Species - Snook (Robalo) The Caribbean side is world-famous for tarpon and snook. Tarpon school up outside the mouth of the river in pods that cover several acres. When it is hot, it is red hot and you will pull on big fish all day. As mentioned above, they will also enter the rivers and back lagoons. The fishing in the ocean...

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Costa Rica Fishing Species - Tarpon Learn more about Tarpon

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Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin

Costa Rica Fishing Species -  Blue Marlin Click Here to Learn more about Pacific Blue Marlin   [gallery type="slideshow" ids="3608,3382,3385,3031,3013,2196,1917"]   Related Articles Fishing for Science - Tagging Blue Marlin Blue Marlin Biology Marlin Fishing - Live Bait vs Artificial How to Rig a Ballyhoo for Billfish, ...

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Costa Rica Sailfish


Costa Rica Fishing Species - Sailfish Learn more about Costa Rica Sailfish [caption id="attachment_2644" align="alignnone" width="900"] Image from IGFA Fish Database[/caption] About Costa Rica's Pacific  Sailfish Its fighting ability and spectacular aerial acrobatics endear the sailfish to the saltwater angler, but it tires quickly and is consi...

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Male - Bull Dorado


Costa Rica Fishing Species - Dorado - MahiMahi Learn more about fishing for Costas Rica Dorado

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Please Sign Our Petition Against Illegal Fishing in Costa Rica

It is estimated that up to 26% of tuna taken in Costa Rican territorial waters by foreign tuna purse seiners is unreported, taken illegally, never makes it to a Costa Rican port, and doesn’t benefit Costa Rica in any manner.

The tuna issue in Costa Rica is not new. A FECOP study in 2013 showed that Costa Rica tuna was being overexploited and the country was only benefiting $37 a ton from tuna captured here. FECOP presented a project “Tuna for Ticos” to President Laura Chinchilla and she signed the “tuna decree” at the tail end of her administration moving tuna seiners a total of 45 miles from the coast and protecting areas around sea mounts and Cocos Island. A total of 200,000 square kilometers of territorial was labeled for protection.

Dear Representatives,

Presidency of the Republic
Legislative Assembly Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
National Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Ministry of Environment and Energy
Vice Ministry of Water and Seas
National Coast Guard Service

The situation of illegal fishing that is happening in our country is a serious problem that affects our marine resources, the national economy and that of our communities. It is for this reason that through this petition we request better controls and effective surveillance for foreign tuna fleets. Better penalization mechanisms for those who break the law of our country and exploit our resources indiscriminately. As well as support and prioritization for national fleets in the consolidation of sustainable tuna fishing in our territorial waters.
I support this request by registering my information on this petition.

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