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Congresswoman Paola Vega says sharks are not a commercial species As already stated by Court I, a change in regulations, such as stripping the Ministry of Environment and Energy of its CITES authority over shark species threatened with extinction in order to hand it...
This measure is promoted by INCOPESCA via a decree The initiative of the fishing sector to continue with the exploitation and trade of hammerhead sharks is agreed by INCOPESCA, which considers that sharks are not wildlife, but commercial species. However, the Minister...
They try TRY to revive annuled decree allowing marketing of Hammerhead Sharks
Assistants are responsible for assisting the project coordinator in all aspects of running the project. It is crucial that assistants bring a positive attitude to the project, work well within a multicultural team, be adaptable to a variety of situations, and be prepared to partake in ALL aspects of the project.
From 2010 to 2017, from 8,000 to 10,000 bodies of hammerhead sharks were landed per year. Nonetheless, from 2017 to 2019 the landings dropped from 4556 to only 488 bodies of hammerhead sharks (Figure 1).
The President of Costa Rica has vetoed the law that planned to renew the activity in the country.
The small scale fishers of Coyote and Bejuco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, landed more spotted rose snapper in 2019 than they had ever landed in any of the 12 previous years since records have been kept, with more than twice as much snapper landed when compared to 2011.
Scientists Document First Evidence of Hammerhead Shark Swimming Persistently Between Cocos Island National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount
Scientists Document First Evidence of Hammerhead Shark Swimming Persistently Between Cocos Island National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount Shark Connectivity Emphasizes Need for Greater Protections Outside Oceanic Hotspots (San José, Costa Rica - March 27,2020) A...
Popular Initiative would return wildlife status to sharks in Costa Rica The initiative could be voted within a year (San José, Costa Rica – January 29, 2020). Last Monday January 27, a bill was officially published in Costa Rica’s official Gazette to modify...
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