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Exportation of shark fin cargo halted in Costa Rica

Species banned and regulated by international conventions detected. (November 21, 2014 - San José, Costa Rica) Last Wednesday, shark fins belonging to species that have been banned and regulated by international conventions that Costa Rica has signed were confirmed to occur in a cargo of shark fins that was intended to be exported to Hong Kong. Dr. ...
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Species banned and regulated by international conventions detected. (November 21, 2014 – San José, Costa Rica) Last Wednesday, shark fins belonging to species that have been banned and regulated by international conventions that Costa Rica has signed were confirmed to occur in a cargo of shark fins that was intended…
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Historic day for international shark conservation

(Quito, Ecuador – November 9, 2014) An unprecedented number of sharks, including two species of hammerheads, the entire genus of thresher sharks, and the silky shark species, were officially incorporated into Appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) earlier today during its 11th Meeting of the Conference of ...
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(Quito, Ecuador – November 9, 2014) An unprecedented number of sharks, including two species of hammerheads, the entire genus of thresher sharks, and the silky shark species, were officially incorporated into Appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) earlier today during its…
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Costa Rica to support hammerhead and silky shark proposals at CMS

October 31, 2014 Costa Rica will support the inclusion of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini, Sphyrna mokarran) in Appendix II and Egypt’s proposal to include silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) in Appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The announcement was released Thursday during a national press conference where Costa ...
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October 31, 2014 Costa Rica will support the inclusion of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini, Sphyrna mokarran) in Appendix II and Egypt’s proposal to include silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) in Appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The announcement was released Thursday during…
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CITES restrictions start today on international trade of sharks, manta rays

CITES restrictions start today on international trade of hammerhead sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks and manta rays. During the last Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Migratory Species (CMS) held in June of 2013, five species of sharks and all manta rays were listed under Appendix II. The ...
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CITES restrictions start today on international trade of hammerhead sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks and manta rays. During the last Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Migratory Species (CMS) held in June of 2013, five species of sharks and all manta rays…
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Green Sea Turtle ‘Sanjay’ Makes Historic Migration

First Scientific Proof of Migration Paths & Connection Between Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Olema, Calif (June 19, 2014) – Sanjay, a 53 kilogram (117 pounds) male endangered green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas agassizii), made history on Monday, June 16 when he completed his 14-day migration from the Cocos Island Marine National Park ...
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First Scientific Proof of Migration Paths & Connection Between Marine Protected Areas in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Olema, Calif (June 19, 2014) – Sanjay, a 53 kilogram (117 pounds) male endangered green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas agassizii), made history on Monday, June 16 when he completed his 14-day migration from…
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Costa Rica proposes further international protection for hammerhead sharks

On June 6, 2014 Costa Rica and Ecuador submitted proposals to include two hammerhead shark species (Sphyrna lewini, Sphyrna mokarran) in appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).  The proposals will be voted on during the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) in ...
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On June 6, 2014 Costa Rica and Ecuador submitted proposals to include two hammerhead shark species (Sphyrna lewini, Sphyrna mokarran) in appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).  The proposals will be voted on during the 11th Meeting of the Conference of…
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President of Costa Rica proposes Law to Reform Incopesca

Proposal includes definitive elimination of Board of Directors (San José, Costa Rica – March 31, 2014) Last March 25th, Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla sent a bill to the Legislative Assembly titled “Law to modify various articles of the Law of Creation of the Costa Rican Fisheries and Aquaculture Institute N° 7384”, which proposes that the Executive ...
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Proposal includes definitive elimination of Board of Directors (San José, Costa Rica – March 31, 2014) Last March 25th, Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla sent a bill to the Legislative Assembly titled “Law to modify various articles of the Law of Creation of the Costa Rican Fisheries and Aquaculture Institute…
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Shark finning trial continues this Wednesday

Businesswoman Kathy Chang Tseng in the dock (March 11, 2014 - San José, Costa Rica). This Wednesday march 12, will be held in Puntarenas the continuation of the trial against Kathy Tseng Chang for shark Finning (File N° 11-203870-431-PE). The case dates back to September 28, 2011 when the businesswoman tried to download 652 fins. According to ...
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Businesswoman Kathy Chang Tseng in the dock (March 11, 2014 – San José, Costa Rica). This Wednesday march 12, will be held in Puntarenas the continuation of the trial against Kathy Tseng Chang for shark Finning (File N° 11-203870-431-PE). The case dates back to September 28, 2011 when the businesswoman…
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Legislative Assembly´s Puntarenas Commission approves sustainable shrimp trawl bill

Legislative Assembly´s Puntarenas Commission approves sustainable shrimp trawl bill According to Pretoma, decision contradicts conditions set by Constitutional Court (San José, Costa Rica – February 20, 2014) Shrimp trawling severely impacts marine environments The Legislative Assembly´s Puntarenas Commission ruled in favor of the bill Costa Rican semi-industrial sustainable shrimp trawling law, thus expressing its desire to perpetuate shrimp ...
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Legislative Assembly´s Puntarenas Commission approves sustainable shrimp trawl bill According to Pretoma, decision contradicts conditions set by Constitutional Court (San José, Costa Rica – February 20, 2014) The Legislative Assembly´s Puntarenas Commission ruled in favor of the bill Costa Rican semi-industrial sustainable shrimp trawling law, thus expressing its desire to…
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Small-scale artisanal fishers sell high-quality fish to San José restaurant

Bejuco, Guanacaste: On December 16, small-scale artisanal fishermen and women from the Association of Coyote Port Fishers-ASPEPUCO and the Association of Bejuco Fishers -ASOBEJUCO located in the district of Bejuco brokered their first direct sale of fish to the upscale restaurant and distributor Product C located in Escazu, Costa Rica. The 70 kilogram ...
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Bejuco, Guanacaste: On December 16, small-scale artisanal fishermen and women from the Association of Coyote Port Fishers-ASPEPUCO and the Association of Bejuco Fishers -ASOBEJUCO located in the district of Bejuco brokered their first direct sale of fish to the upscale restaurant and distributor Product C located in Escazu, Costa Rica….
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