Costa Rica fishing sailfish

Costa Rica Sailfish WANTED – Alive!

Why a Costa Rica Sailfish is Worth More Alive than Dead Article courtesy 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) of our country (2008). Another study by Southwick Associates Inc. estimated that "271,200 United...

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Costa Rica fishing Satelite Tagging Program

Stanford University and FECOP to Tag 25 Marlin and 25 Sailfish – Seeking Volunteers

Stanford Universty's Larry Crowder to SAT tag 25 marlin and 25 sailfish in Costa Rica this season. Dr Larry Crowder with Stanford University 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 see what these fish are doing. Dr. Crowder will be in the coun...

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Roosterfish in Costa Rica

Gray FishTag Recovers a Satellite Tag off the Coast in Costa Rica

Roosterfish recovered with SatelliteTag in Costa Rica By: GFR-JM Category: Fisheries, General News, Gray FishTag Recoveries, Marine Research, Press Releases INCREDIBLE STORY!!!! FRIENDS…  last week we had a Satellite Tag recovered in Costa Rica. Talk about a needle in a haystack. The odds of recovering one of these tags after popping off are “one in a million.”  However, thanks to great friends, a great team and world-wide suppo...

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FECOP Makes Appearance at This Year’s ICAST 2018 in Orlando Florida

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 and apparel. FECOP is a sport fishing advocacy and conservation group and is very active in Marine Con...

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Costa Rica Roosterfish Tournament

Costa Rica’s Outlook Bright for Anglers

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 with the appointment of Moises Mug as head of Costa Rican fisheries. President Carlos Alvarado made the ...

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