President Chinchilla of Costa Rica decides on an Inter Institutional Marine Commission to study Costa Rican marine conservation and management policy
Minister of Environment Rene Castro announced yesterday that the President had decided that the Marine Commission that was to review marine conservation and management policy was to be interinstitutional, and that she expected a final report to be submitted to her within 6 months. Castro did the announcement in the Presidential House, during a meeting with the
National Environmental Council’s advisor and coordinator Ana Virginia Cajiao, international model Leonora Jiménez, and biologists Wagner Quirós, Andrés Jiménez, and Randall Arauz.
As Castro explained, the commission would have five members, him on behalf of the Ministry of Enviroment, Viceminister of Agriculture Xinia Chaves, Director of Coast Guard Carlos Alvarado, Ana Virginia Cajiao on behal of the Presidency, and a fifth member who will be chosen by the President, through a short list provided the model and the biologists. The Commission is expected to be sworn in during the following weeks.
“We are satisfied with the President’s decision, as it guarantees more objectivity and impartiality,”, said Randall Arauz. “We really the eventual establishment of marine policy that defends the public interest, because of which it wouldn’t be sound that industrial fishers participate, who at the same time are also directly responsible for the current degradation of marine resources,”, explained Arauz.http://www.pretoma.org/2323/Press Releases