Shark Finning and Tuna Farm in the News, Costa Rica

by | Nov 24, 2008

El 21 de noviembre, The Tico Times publicó 2 articulos que hacen referencia a asuntos de conservación marina. “Agency Gutted After Port Protest” detalla la forzada reconstrucción de la Junta Directiva y la reciente protesta de la industria pesquera, en la que bloqueó la entrada de un barco crucero al muelle de Punaterenas para protestar en contra de las leyes costarricenses contra el aleteo.  El segundo articulo, “Questionable Government Report Says Tuna Farm O.K.” detalla el renacimiento de un suspendido proyecto de granjas atuneras en Punta Banco (boca del Golfo Dulce) que busca engordar atunes aleta amarilla en jaulas.

Por favor, lea la carta opión “Aleteo… la verdad sale a flote”, de Randall Arauz  en La Nacion (25 de noviembre del 2008), el periodico de mayor distribuicion en Costa Rica.On November 21 The Tico Times ran 2 articles regarding pressing marine conservation issues. “Agency Gutted After Port Protest” details the forced restructuring  of Incopesca’s board of directors and the fishing industries recent protests that included blocking a cruise ship from entering the port of Puntarenas as they argued against obeying Costa Rica’s shark finning laws. The second article, “Questionable Government Report Says Tuna Farm O.K.” details the rebirth of a formally derailed tuna farm project in Punta Banco (Golfo Dulce mouth) that seeks to fatten juvenile yellow fin tuna in cages.

Also, please read Randall Arauz’s (Pretoma President) opinion letter in La Nacion (November 25, 2008), the paper of widest distribution in Costa Rica.