Project Details

Decreasing Bycatch

Facilitated a program with INA (Instututo Nacional de Aprendezaje), a government sponsored tech school in Costa Rica, designed to teach commercial fishermen selective fishing practices such as the use of green stick for tuna fishing as well as INCOPESCA a government fisheries organization. Teaching  implementation of fishing with Greenstick and vertical line to promote the selective capture of yellow fin tuna and to verify the effectiveness of these practices, benefiting the fleet of commercial fisherman and thus decreasing bycatch of billfish and other species. FECOP has invested more than $100,000 dollars in this project looking to help commercial fleets use a method to catch tuna with almost zero bycatch.

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