Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle

Why I sometimes hate conservation –

The Dolphin Breeding Ground Debacledolphins deserve our protection, an ongoing petition regarding a new development is misleading, according to the author Todd Staley [caption id="attachment_1591" align="alignleft" width="300"] Todd Staley- ...

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Gray Roosterfish Tagging Update by

Tagging Roosterfish with Gray Fish-Tag by Todd Staley [caption id="attachment_1591" align="alignleft" width="300"] Todd Staley - Special Content Contributor[/caption] I have never enjoyed fishing under pressure. I prefer to fish for fun. There wa...

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Your Dream Photo Isn’t Worth

Note: I first wrote about this many years ago in The Tico Times, but it seems not much has changed since then, and it is time to rethink our actions once again. Bragging is part of human nature. We all do it, no matter what activity we partake in....

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2017 Beach Clean Up

World's Ocean Day 2017 - FECOP organized beach clean-ups in Golfito, Puerto Jimenez, Quepos and several other coastal towns. Join FECOP now to learn how you can help protect Costa Rica's valuable natural resources for generations to come.   ...

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Fishermen Report More Tuna, Dolphin

Fishermen report more tuna, dolphin along Pacific coast Fishermen along Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline are reporting an increase in tuna schools and dolphin pods. (Courtesy of FECOP) Fishermen and tourism operators have reported an i...

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Costa Rica Sport Fishing Federation

FECOP KIDS – Educational Prog

Educational programs for Costa Rican youth. Through training workshops, and Fun Kids and Family fishing tournaments, FECOP is bringing together Costa Rica’s youth while teaching about conservation of our waterways and the benefit and importance of sp...

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FECOP COSTA RICA FISHING FEDERATION

Costa Rica’s Tuna Decree Is Saving

In 2014 President Luis Guillermo Solis signed a Tuna Decree prohibiting tuna purse sein operations within 45 miles of the coastline of Costa Rica. Other important areas and sea mounts were also protected effectively prohibiting tuna netti...

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Explaining Sport Fishing to a Non A

Reader Not Fond of ‘Torturing Fish’ — But Sport Fishing isn’t the Problem Todd Staley I started doing the fishing column for The Tico Times years ago when it still had a print edition. Four years ago I went over the side of the aptly named ...

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