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Costa Rica Fishing Groups Reject Proposed Marine Reserve

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 government to reject the bill, which would create the nearly 2,390-square-mile reserve. “We (FECOP) are...

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FECOP to Represent Costa Rica in Panamerican Sportfishing Delegation

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 sportfishing placed in the Pan American Games and with cooperation from European countries, the long-term goal is...

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Win a 5 Night Costa Rica Fishing Trip for Two at Crocodile Bay Resort

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 [contact-form-7 id="1791" title="Enter to Win"] Costa Rica Fishing Vacation and AFTCO Apparel Prize...

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Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle

Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the Dolphin Breeding Ground Debacle

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 second time. The first time was when I agreed with a national legislator who suggested opening the ...

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Gray Roosterfish Tagging Update by Todd Staley

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 fishing a tournament, it’s a charity event, where the winners are generally children with illnesses. Ev...

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