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.

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There were no Public Consultation to promote trade of hammerhead sharks

Congresswoman Paola Vega says sharks are not a commercial species As already stated by Court I, a...

Ministry of Environment is against trade in hammerhead sharks

This measure is promoted by INCOPESCA via a decree The initiative of the fishing sector to...


They try TRY to revive annuled decree allowing marketing of Hammerhead Sharks

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.

Snapper fishery rebounds in Coyote and Bejuco, Nandayure, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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.


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