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...

Help us protect sharks and sea turtles in 2018

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.

¡Help Conserve the Biodiversity of Cocos Island!

The proposed rectangle for the SMMA must necessarily be modified with a southeast-northwest inclination.

Protect the Cocos-Galapagos Migratory Swimway

Es una ruta migratoria para especies marinas amenazadas o en peligro de extrinción

Veterinary studies on Cocos Island sharks

Data were collected to determine antimicrobial resistance in Cocos Island sharks.

New report finds Costa Rica is Failing to Sustainably Govern Fisheries and Marine Biodiversity

The report is a multi-country sustainable fisheries project evaluation under the Global Marine Commodities for Sustainable Fisheries (GMC).

Costa Rica listed for Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Report points out violations of shark conservation measures

Tiger Shark Makes Historic Journey From the Galapagos Marine Reserve to Cocos Island National Park

Este descubrimiento subraya la necesidad de crear una “autopista” marina conectando estos dos lugares Patrimonio de la Humanidad de la UNESCO.


We are a marine conservation and research organization working to protect ocean resources and promote sustainable fisheries policies in Costa Rica and Central America.

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Dirigir en el campo de proyectos de conservación.


Investigación y asistencia a bordo de embarcaciones pesqueras.


Educación y concientización pública

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Litigio y promoción de políticas

I know the cure for everything: salt water…in one form or another: sweat, tears or the sea.

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