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Fishing for the Next Generation in Quepos

Fishing for the next generation in Quepos Scott Cutter / Marina Pez Vela May 20, 2019 Published for The Tico Times (Via Marina Pez Vela. ) Having completed the 20th edition of the Offshore World Championship in May, and the 7th edition of this iconic event here at Marina Pez Vela, the opportunity to reflect on the impact of fishing on our local community and tourism in the area is upon us. Whil...

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New Pacific Tarpon Study Needs Your Help!

New Pacific Tarpon Study Needs Your Help Atlantic Tarpon in the Eastern Pacific 80 years after passing through the Panama Canal The opening of the Panama Canal 100 years ago allowed marine organisms that can cope with passage through 65 km of fresh water to pass between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The Atlantic Tarpon, Megalops atlanticus, is one species that has swum through the canal to the Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP). Tarpon were firs...

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General Costa Rica Information and Fishing Map

Costa Rica Map and General Tourism Information See the Fish Icons below for Costa Rica fishing areas/towns. Read more general tourist information about Costa Rica below the map Costa Rica Fishing Species [carousel-horizontal-posts-content-slider] [su_button url="" style="flat" background="#efc72d" radius="0"]More About Species[/su_button] Costa Rica Tourism Quick Facts Location Costa...

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80 years of Illegal (tarpon) Immigration

Published for the Tico Times by Todd Staley Costa Rica Tarpon on the Pacific - 80 years of illegal immigration Saul Porras lands tarpon near Playa Tamales in Golfo Dulce. (Photo via Todd Staley. ) Tarpon enter through Panama at the canal and head in both directions. Some go south, settling in Colombia and as far south as Ecuador. Others head north to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and as far as Guatemala. They pass in small groups or alo...

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Marlin and Sailfish Action in Costa Rica

Marlin and Sailfish Action off Quepos, Costa Rica FECOP Featured Marina: Pez Vela, Quepos Calm seas and great fishing equal good times in Costa Rica Published for Marlin Magazine by Sam White Perched on a narrow strip of rugged Pacific coast, snugged between the mountains and the sea, Quepos, Costa Rica, has always produced great fishing, not to mention generations of top-flight Costa Rican captains and mates. And with the ...

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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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