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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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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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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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