President Chinchilla assigns shark fin imports issue to Minister Antillón
(August 4, 2011 – San José, Costa Rica)
This past July 14th PRETOMA received word from the President’s Office that the organization’s formal request to ban shark fin imports to Costa Rica, was assigned to the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Commerce, Ms. Mayi Antillón, for her consideration (click to read letter).
“We have an appointment with Ms. Antillón on August 11th”, said Randall Arauz, PRETOMA’s President. “This government has undertaken important actions for marine conservation, and we’re confident that it will soon ban shark fin imports, the latest trick devised by the Puntarenas based foreign fishing fleet in order to continue with the extinction of these important marine species”, assured Arauz.http://www.pretoma.org/president-chinchilla-assigns-shark-fin-imports-issue-to-minister-antillon/Press Releases