Foreign shark finning fleets may land their products in the private docks of Puntarenas yet again, thanks to the Administrative Civil Court (2nd Circuit San José) which annulled Incopesca’s Agreement AJDIP/37-2010 of October 19 that banned the activity as of last December 1st.

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“We have no way to explain how Judge Rosa Cortes Morales has decided to ignore Articles 211 and 212 of the Custom’s Law, the Resolution of the Constitutional Court, the order of the Comptrollership and the recommendation of the Defender of the Inhabitants, all of which mandate the use of public docks by foreign fleets, the only way to defent the public interest”, said an upset  Randall Arauz, of the Costa Rican organization Pretoma.  “It looks like we will keep on being a well known shark finning nation to the eyes of the rest of the world for a long time to come”, denounced Arauz.

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    Foreign shark finning fleets may land their products in the private docks of Puntarenas yet again, thanks to the Administrative Civil Court (2nd Circuit San José) which annulled Incopesca’s Agreement AJDIP/37-2010 of October 19 that banned the activity as of last December 1st. Click to see resolution “We have no way...