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Curbing Illegal Fishing With High Tech Albatross

Tech-tagged albatrosses bode ill for rogue trawlers as French Navy battles illegal fishing Published by https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Mariners of old believed that an albatross following their ship signified good luck, but fishermen illegally trawling the Indian Ocean now have cause to be wary of the majestic seabirds. Some 250 albatrosses are being equipped with tiny transceivers that will automatically pick up tra...

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How to Catch Cubera Snapper in Costa Rica

If there are rocks, there are snapper, and that pretty much describes the entire Pacific coast of Costa Rica Article from Florida Fishing Weekly by Todd Staley "Rocks and big poppers equals aggressive cubera snapper in Costa Rica" This particular reef has a peak that rises an additional 40 feet. Today it was something unusual. In the clear water hovering just a few feet below the surface was one big orange ball after another. It looked like a pat...

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Costa Rica Fishing Species – Roosterfish

FECOP Sport Fishing Species - Roosterfish Experience the thrill of the roosterfish, one the worlds most extreme fighting fish (pound for pound) in Costa Rica's inshore waters (catch and release species) Unlike  pelagic species, roosterfish are found inshore and can be targeted year round in Costa Rica. Roosterfish average 10-15 lbs but individuals in the 40-60 lb range are not uncommon in Costa Rica's Pacific waters. These fish are caught inshore ...

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Costa Rica Roosterfish

Costa Rica Roosterfish – A Fish to Crow About

Costa Rica Roosterfish - One of Costa Rica's Most Sought After Inshore Fish - Catch and Release only Written by Todd Staley for the Tico Times Super Bowl placekicker Adam Vinatieri shows not all roosterfish are monsters. Most visiting anglers come to this country with either marlin, sailfish, or tarpon on their bucket list. These are all spectacular fish and great angling challenges, available almost any day of the year – but they are not...

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10 Steps to Reduce Illegal Fishing Globally

Ten Principles for Global Transparency in the Fishing Industry Out of the Shadows: Improving Transparency in Global Fisheriesfrom Environmental Justice Foundation By MarEx 2018-10-27 18:36:02 The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has published its 10 principles for global transparency in the fishing industry in a new report. EJF’s report and film asserts that the global fishing industry suffers from a shocking lack of transparency...

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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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