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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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Andy News

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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Authorities seize 170 hawksbill rings and bracelets from Christmas fair in Los Angeles, Heredia

Totality of seized hawksbill products December 16, 2013 - San Jose, Costa Rica 161 hawksbill sea turtle rings and 9 bracelets from 5 stalls at the Christmas fair in Los Angeles de Heredia were confiscated during a joint operation between officers of the Central Volcanic Range Conservation Area (ACCVC) of Heredia,Public Force police officials, the Costa ...
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Maike Heidemeyer News

December 16, 2013 – San Jose, Costa Rica 161 hawksbill sea turtle rings and 9 bracelets from 5 stalls at the Christmas fair in Los Angeles de Heredia were confiscated during a joint operation between officers of the Central Volcanic Range Conservation Area (ACCVC) of Heredia,Public Force police officials, the…
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Longline Fishery in Costa Rica Kills Thousands of Sea Turtles and Sharks

Decade-long observation study shows smaller and fewer sharks, massive capture of sea turtles PHLADELPHIA (October 2, 2013)—The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica’s longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles. These lines also caught more green turtles than most species of fish. These findings and more, reported ...
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Decade-long observation study shows smaller and fewer sharks, massive capture of sea turtles PHLADELPHIA (October 2, 2013)—The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica’s longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles. These lines also caught more green turtles than most species…
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Artisanal fishermen and women oppose movement to repeal decision to end shrimp trawling

Seven organizations and fisher syndicates expressed their distaste for the government led movement to present a bill that would again allow shrimp trawling, a predatory practice that is removing fisheries resources from our coasts. Artisanal fisher led organizations, in a formal meeting, petitioned the government to respect the Constitutional Court’s ruling of a few weeks ago ...
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Seven organizations and fisher syndicates expressed their distaste for the government led movement to present a bill that would again allow shrimp trawling, a predatory practice that is removing fisheries resources from our coasts. Artisanal fisher led organizations, in a formal meeting, petitioned the government to respect the Constitutional Court’s…
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Pretoma is finalist in marine photography competition “OCEANS 2013″

Shark and sea turtle themes deserve acknowledgment in the Resources Harvest Category Two photographs submitted by Pretoma were elected as finalists in the international photography competition OCEANS 2013, organized by Photo Shoot Awards. http://www.photoshootawards.com/ocean2013/Presentation-en.aspx#submenu Both photographs competed in the Resources Harvest Category, and they show the impact that some fishing practices and activities have on marine biodiversity. The ...
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Shark and sea turtle themes deserve acknowledgment in the Resources Harvest Category Two photographs submitted by Pretoma were elected as finalists in the international photography competition OCEANS 2013, organized by Photo Shoot Awards. http://www.photoshootawards.com/ocean2013/Presentation-en.aspx#submenu Both photographs competed in the Resources Harvest Category, and they show the impact that some fishing…
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Public Official in Costa Rica Accused of Shark Finning

Read more about the Executive President of the National Fishery Institute being accused of shark finning: http://news.co.cr/public-official-in-costa-rica-accused-of-shark-finning/25169/
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Read more about the Executive President of the National Fishery Institute being accused of shark finning: http://news.co.cr/public-official-in-costa-rica-accused-of-shark-finning/25169/

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Costa Ricans to Demonstrate, Call for Justice After Murder of Sea Turtle Activist

Media Advisory, July 30, 2013 What: On Wednesday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m., concerned Costa Ricans and their allies will take to the streets of San Jose, Costa Rica, to call for justice for Jairo Mora, an environmentalist and sea turtle activist who was murdered two months ago. They will march from the Ministry of the ...
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Media Advisory, July 30, 2013 What: On Wednesday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m., concerned Costa Ricans and their allies will take to the streets of San Jose, Costa Rica, to call for justice for Jairo Mora, an environmentalist and sea turtle activist who was murdered two months ago. They will…
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Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Future Society calls on Costa Rica to clarify murder of Jairo

Today, the international organization Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Future Society sent a letter to the President of the Republic, Laura Chinchilla. In this letter, the Director of the organization for Latin America, Rubén D. Arvizu, calls on the government to clarify the horrible murder of the Costa Rican sea turtle protector Jairo Mora Sandoval and to take action for the ...
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Maike Heidemeyer News

Today, the international organization Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Future Society sent a letter to the President of the Republic, Laura Chinchilla. In this letter, the Director of the organization for Latin America, Rubén D. Arvizu, calls on the government to clarify the horrible murder of the Costa Rican sea turtle protector Jairo Mora Sandoval and…
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