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Everything You Should Know About Sport Fishing in Costa Rica

EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FISHING IN COSTA RICA - THE ANGLER'S PARADISE One of few places in the world you can average 10 or more billfish per day with the possibility of catching and releasing 4 different species the same day. Only few other places on earth that can beat that record!” — Press Release by Danny Lombardo for EIN News JACO, NEW YORK, COSTA RICA, April 14, 2019 - Fishing in Costa Rica – The Angler’s Paradise Nat...

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Costa Rica Circle Hook Fishing

The Circle Hook Revolution

Costa Rica Fishing Conservation - The Circle Hook Revolution   Published for Marlin Magazine By Jan Fogt March 25, 2019 The Beginning In 1998, circle hooks exploded on the American sport-fishing scene with Capt. Ron Hamlin’s declaration that he would use nothing but circle hooks when fishing with bait. The announcement came as he was accepting the annual release award for the most Pacific sailfish in a single season (546 sails c...

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Visit FECOP in Person – Visit Us in Costa Rica to Sign Our Petition!

Help Stop Illegal Fishing in Costa Rica - Come out and Sign Our Petition! Petition Signing Locations Now Available Across Costa Rica Foreigners living in San Jose with legal residency can now help STOP the Illegal fishing and the killing of sea turtles, billfish and marine mammals by signing our petition. Several local businesses in Coastal areas and the Captial City are offering physical locations to sign the Tuna4Ticos petition. Please have your...

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New Video – Benefits of Sport Fishing in Costa Rica

The positive economic benefits of sport fishing in Costa Rica as a tourism activity on both a national and local level. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://fishcostarica.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/FECOP-SE-Final.mp4"][/video] Video taken from a recent impact study by FECOP read more here

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Costa Rica Billfish

What is a Billfish?

Can I Catch Billfish in Costa Rica? What are Billfish? Billfish can be found in Costa Rica year round, and peek in various months depending on whether or not you are in the North, Central or South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Please ask your fishing lodge, or captain the best months to find these species in Costa Rica. It is illegal to remove a billfish from the water in Costa Rica, but don't worry you can still take your photo with one while leavi...

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Help Stop Illegal Fishing – Sign the Petition

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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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