Category: FECOP News

Costa Rica fishing sailfish

Costa Rica Sailfish WANTED – Alive!

Why a Costa Rica Sailfish is Worth More Alive than Dead

Article courtesy www.larepublica.net

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).Read More

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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.… Read More

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Roosterfish in Costa Rica

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

Costa Rica roosterfish fishing

Roosterfish recovered with SatelliteTag in Costa Rica

INCREDIBLE STORY!!!!

FRIENDS…  last week we had a Satellite Tag recovered in Costa Rica. Talk about a needle in a haystack. 

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FECOP FISHING CONSERVATION ICAST

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.… Read More

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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.

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New Director of INCOPESCA

FECOPs Director of Science Appointed to Head INCOPESCA

From Coastal Angler Magazine: Costa Rica Edition – FECOP’s Director of Science Appointed to Head INCOPESCA

What is surely a loss for FECOP is a gain for Costa Rica. President Carlos Alvarado picked Moises Mug to head the fisheries department of the country for the next four years.

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Roosterfish in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Chosen as Location of First Ever International Roosterfish Tournament

Costa Rica Chosen to Host International Roosterfish Tournament

Costa Rica Roosterfish TournamentThe PanAmerican Delegation recently sent representatives from the USA Angling team and the Mexican Sport Fishing Federation to choose a location for the First International Roosterfish Tournament. They scouted out several locations in Costa Rica and decided Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica  would be the best venue to hold the event.… Read More

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fecop kids fishing costa rica

Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Destination to Take the Kids Fishing

Why Costa Rica is a great place to take the kids fishing

The little Cessna rolled to a stop on the airstrip at Barra del Colorado. Out stepped a man and a young boy around 10 years old. “Welcome to Rio Colorado Bob”, I said.… Read More

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Costa Rica Fishing Tarpon

Tarpon in Costa Rica’s Pacific Focus of New FECOP Study – Sport Fishing Magazine

FECOP, a Costa Rica sport fishing advocacy and conservation organization, has announced an unprecedented study to unlock secrets of Atlantic tarpon now living in the Pacific.

From SportFishingMag.com

Tarpon in Pacific Costa Rica Focus of New Study

Scientists are trying to determine if tarpon are breeding in the Pacific.

Courtesy FECOP

Twenty-seven years ago, Didiher Chacon was a young biologist from the National University in Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica Fishing Team FECOP Surprises With Success in Lake Okeechobee Pan-American Bass Tournament

When FECOP sponsored three teams to compete in the first Pan-American Delegation bass tournament on Lake Okeechobee in Florida last week, it was akin to David meets Goliath. The Jamaican bobsled team participating in prior Winter Olympics is a similar analogy. The Pan-American anglers were fishing against experienced pros like Roland Martin and his son, Scott, in a tournament hosted by USA Bass and Fishing League Worldwide.

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