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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Costa Rica Marlin Fishing

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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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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Win a 5 Night Costa Rica Fishing Tr

Win a Dream Costa Rica Fishing Trip for Two at Crocodile Bay Resort - We'll even outfit you with AFTCO apparel from "Head to Toe" worth $9,270   Enter Below for your chance to win a 5 night all inclusive Costa Rica fishing vacation on a 33' Strike VIP Tower Boat with a full set of AFTCO gear from "Head to Toe". See full package details below ...

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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- Special Content Contributor[/caption] This fisherman is about to open a can of worms here for the...

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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 was a time in my life I fished a few money tournaments and even won one or two. Nowadays, if I am fish...

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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. I’ve seen bird-watchers nearly exchange punches as they reviewed their sighting scorecards at the e...

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Help Stop Illegal Fishing – Sign the Petition

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Help Stop Illegal Fishing in Costa Rica

Stop Illegal Fishing in Costa Rica - Tuna for Ticos

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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