Amazing Tarpon Video from Costa Ric

Amazing Costa Rica Tarpon Captured on Video During a Fishing Trip in Costa Rica! Thanks to Captain Eddie Brown out of Tortuguero, Costa Rica for sharing this EPIC Tarpon footage. This is one of the many reasons why Costa Rica should be at the "top" of your bucket list. FECOP is dedicated to protecting Costa Rica's precious marine resources through...

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Sustainable Fishing Aids Economies

Sport Fishing and The Three Pillars of Sustainability- Economic Development, Social Development and Environmental Protection. By Alison Clark, University of Florida Environmentally sustainable fishing practices are often cast as a choice between healthy fish populations and healthy economies and societies. A new global study led by University o...

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Costa Rica Sailfish Season

Costa Rica Sport Fishing – Sa

By Todd Staley published for The Tico Times I’ve never been one to be afraid or too proud to ask for help. Some things I don’t understand, and with others I’m all thumbs. That’s why I’ve always kept close friendships with boat mechanics, fishing guides, reel repair people, doctors, scientists and even shrinks. I’ve wondered for some time wh...

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Costa Rica fishing sailfish

Costa Rica Sailfish WANTED –

Why a Costa Rica Sailfish is Worth More Alive than Dead Article courtesy www.larepublica.net A study carried out by the Research Institute of Economic Sciences of the UCR, reports that in 2008 Costa Rica sport fishing as an economic activity contributed approximately $ 599.1 million, which represents 2.13% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ...

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Costa Rica fishing Satelite Tagging Program

FECOP to Tag 25 Marlin and 25 Sailf

Dr. Larry Crowder to SAT tag 25 marlin and 25 sailfish in Costa Rica this season. Dr Larry Crowder and FECOP will be placing Satellite Tags in 25 marlin and 25 sailfish this upcoming season. Looking for volunteers to either be trained to tag these fish or allow a biologist to ride along and tag. Especially interested to tag some marlin on FADs to s...

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FECOP FISHING CONSERVATION ICAST

FECOP Makes Appearance at This Year

Join FECOP at ICAST 2018 July 10–13, 2018 Booth #5919 in the North/South Concourse at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida - Conservation Corner. FECOP will make an appearance at this year's ICAST 2018, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show and the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories an...

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Costa Rica Roosterfish Tournament

Costa Rica’s Outlook Bright for Ang

Costa Rica Sport Fishing productivity to improve thanks to the efforts of Moises Mug and FECOP From Sport Fishing Magazine Scenes like this one have become far less frequent thanks to the efforts of Moises Mug to reduce tuna-seiners’ bycatch off Costa Rica. The sport fishing community is extremely optimistic w...

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New Director of INCOPESCA

FECOPs Director of Science Appointe

From Coastal Angler Magazine: Costa Rica Edition - FECOP’s Director of Science Appointed to Head INCOPESCA What is surely a loss for FECOP is a gain for Costa Rica. President Carlos Alvarado picked Moises Mug to head the fisheries department of the country for the next four years. Mug is a Fishery biologist with 32 years of professional expe...

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Roosterfish in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Chosen as Location of Fi

Costa Rica Chosen to Host International Roosterfish Tournament The PanAmerican Delegation recently sent representatives from the USA Angling team and the Mexican Sport Fishing Federation to choose a location for the First International Roosterfish Tournament. They scouted out several locations in Costa Rica and decided Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa ...

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Sport fishing in Costa Rica: Where

Costa Rica Fishing Guide: Where to Go and What You'll Find Published by Todd Staley for the Tico Times I remember years ago I would see an article about fishing in Costa Rica in a fishing magazine, or a television show about catching tarpon by the boat load in the jungle. It started a series of “bucket list” fishing fantasies in my head. I made...

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fecop kids fishing costa rica

Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Desti

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 fi...

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Costa Rica Fishing Tarpon

Tarpon in Costa Rica’s Pacifi

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 ...

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Costa Rica Fishing Team FECOP Surpr

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 a...

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FECOP Coastal Angler Magazine Cost

On The Water with FECOP From Coastal Angler Magazine Costa Rica Edition FECOP Submits Criteria to License Greenstick Fishing in Costa Rica Greenstick or “palo verde” as it is known in Costa Rica is not a new art of fishing. It has been used successfully for years in Japan and the United States in commercial and sport tuna fishing. ...

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Baseball Legend, All-Star Fisherman

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 listened to huge men who once wore uniforms from NFL teams in Miami, Tampa, Oakland, Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati...

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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 ...

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Explaining The Costa Rica Tuna Decr

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....

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Sustainable Fishing News: Green Sti

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 allows anglers to target tuna with very little bycatch. It involves mounting a long fiberglass rod, tinted green, on the boat to ...

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Costa Rica Marine Protected Area

Costa Rica Fishing Groups Reject Pr

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 claim sport-fishing will be allowed in the proposed law sent to the Costa Rica's Congress. FECOP has asked the gov...

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FECOP to Represent Costa Rica in Pa

Sportfishing groups from the United States, Mexico and several Latin American countries met in Cancun, Mexico in November for the inaugural assembly of the Panamerican Sportfishing Delegation. The purpose of the group is to promote sportfishing as a competitive sport and have a common front of on fisheries conservation. Goals are to have sportfishi...

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