Costa Rica prepares to export more than 10 tons of hammerhead shark fins

22 international NGOs and 12,000 individuals from around the world express their concern February 19, 2018 – San José, Costa Rica Ten tons of hammerhead shark fins, accumulating in Inversiones Cruz S.A.’s warehouses since March 1, 2015 when the government issued an...

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Dear CREMA supporters, It's my pleasure to let you in on some great news.  The Sandler Foundation, a passionate supporter of CREMA's shark and sea turtle conservation efforts is matching dollar for dollar new donor contributions and contributions from existing donors...

Constitutional Chamber receives recourse against INCOPESCA for renewal of licenses for shrimp trawling

Constitutional Chamber receives recourse against INCOPESCA for renewal of licenses for shrimp trawling The appeal was accepted by the Constitutional Chamber as a new matter. The Resource was presented by Randall Arauz and Jorge Jimenez, on December 7, 2017.

Presidente habla sobre protección de tiburones

Presidente habla sobre protección de tiburones


Legal process being developed today in the Administrative Court of Appeals.

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Sharks Still Commercial Species and Not Wildlife in Costa Rica, says Administrative Contentious Court

Overfishing and sustained commerce threatens survival of critically endangered hammerhead sharks.

Costa Rican court will resolve on the future of hammerhead sharks in three weeks

The Court of Costa Rica announced on March 16th that within three week time it would resolve regarding the lawsuit against the State, INCOPESCASINAC, for allowing the commercialization of hammerhead sharks, a Critically Endangered species.

Whistle blown on alarming 94% decline of hammerhead shark landings in Costa Rica

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.


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