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Hundreds call on Costa Rica’s Environment Minister to protect silky sharks

(October 16, 2014 - San José, Costa Rica) The Costa Rican organization PRETOMA delivered 574 signatures (http://www.pretoma.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Firmas-web-petición-silky.pdf) urging Costa Rica´s Environment Minister Edgar Gutierrez Espeleta, to vote for the listing of silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) under Appendix II of the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), to better manage and conserve global populations of ...
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(October 16, 2014 – San José, Costa Rica) The Costa Rican organization PRETOMA delivered 574 signatures (http://www.pretoma.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Firmas-web-petición-silky.pdf) urging Costa Rica´s Environment Minister Edgar Gutierrez Espeleta, to vote for the listing of silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) under Appendix II of the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), to better…
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Vía Costarricense raises support for shark conservation in CMS

Silky shark Carcharhinus falciformis Ex-President Jose Maria Figueres Olsen and his organization Via Costarricense sent a letter to Costa Rica’s Environmental Minister asking him to support the inclusion of hammer head and silky sharks in the appendices of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Costa Rica has to opportunity to lead the ...
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Ex-President Jose Maria Figueres Olsen and his organization Via Costarricense sent a letter to Costa Rica’s Environmental Minister asking him to support the inclusion of hammer head and silky sharks in the appendices of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Costa Rica has to opportunity to lead…
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Analysis of the tuna bill

Click here to read PRETOMA's analysis of proposed bill that would rezone international tuna fishing rights and Costa Rica's national longline fishery (analysis only available in English).
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Click here to read PRETOMA’s analysis of proposed bill that would rezone international tuna fishing rights and Costa Rica’s national longline fishery (analysis only available in English).

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Latest events surrounding shark finning in Costa Rica

Excellent article on the latest events surrounding shark finning in Costa Rica, including the case against Kathy Tseng for landing shark fins attached to spines, in the latest number of EcoAmericas May, 2014. Volume 16, No. 7. A foreign flagged longline vessel, docked in Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Excellent article on the latest events surrounding shark finning in Costa Rica, including the case against Kathy Tseng for landing shark fins attached to spines, in the latest number of EcoAmericas May, 2014. Volume 16, No. 7.

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Scientists encouraged to sign letter supporting high seas biodiversity conservation

The High Seas Alliance, of which PRETOMA is an active member, is coordinating an effort to collect scientists’ support for a high seas biodiversity agreement under the UN Law of the Sea Convention. It urges countries to honor the commitment made by governments at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20 Conference.  Click here to ...
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The High Seas Alliance, of which PRETOMA is an active member, is coordinating an effort to collect scientists’ support for a high seas biodiversity agreement under the UN Law of the Sea Convention. It urges countries to honor the commitment made by governments at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development…
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Blue shark tagged in New York caught by Costa Rican longliner

Click here to read the story For more information contact Randall Arauz rarauz@pretoma.org tel (506) 2241 5227; cel (506) 8344 3711
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Click here to read the story For more information contact Randall Arauz rarauz@pretoma.org tel (506) 2241 5227; cel (506) 8344 3711

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Defense witnesses in shark finning trial choose not to testify

Final conclusions and sentencing next April 3rd. (March 25, 2014 – San José, Costa Rica) Fins attached to a backbone Defense witnesses of Kathy Tseng, a business woman accused of shark finning by the Puntarenas’ Court, chose not to testify during a hearing this past March 21.  Tseng is accused of landing shark fins attached to backbones, ...
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Final conclusions and sentencing next April 3rd. (March 25, 2014 – San José, Costa Rica) Defense witnesses of Kathy Tseng, a business woman accused of shark finning by the Puntarenas’ Court, chose not to testify during a hearing this past March 21.  Tseng is accused of landing shark fins attached…
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Pacific hawksbill turtle connectivity confirmed between Nicaragua and Costa Rica

Adult hawksbill turtles tagged in Nicaragua live in the internal Gulf of Nicoya (March 7, 2014 – San José, Costa Rica) After nesting on Nicaraguan beaches, hawksbill sea turtles visit the brackish waters of mangrove swamps in the internal Gulf of Nicoya.  The information was confirmed this past week by a group of researchers from the Eastern ...
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Adult hawksbill turtles tagged in Nicaragua live in the internal Gulf of Nicoya (March 7, 2014 – San José, Costa Rica) After nesting on Nicaraguan beaches, hawksbill sea turtles visit the brackish waters of mangrove swamps in the internal Gulf of Nicoya.  The information was confirmed this past week by…
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Artisanal fishers fight to establish first of its kind sustainable fishing area

The following article was translated from the original that appeared in Costa Rica's La Nacion newspaper on February 15, 2014.  Click here to view the original article. “It’s ¢15.000 for gas, ¢15.000 for bait, plus ¢10.000 for someone to prepare and bait the line.  The total expense of each fishing trip is ¢40.000 colones”. Amado Quirós adds ...
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The following article was translated from the original that appeared in Costa Rica’s La Nacion newspaper on February 15, 2014.  Click here to view the original article. “It’s ¢15.000 for gas, ¢15.000 for bait, plus ¢10.000 for someone to prepare and bait the line.  The total expense of each fishing…
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