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.

Corozalito: a nascent arribada nesting beach in Costa Rica

Our study shows the relevance of this nesting beach for Costa Rica and the world, since there are only a few that exist.

Fins Attached announces Sharks and Ray Course at Cocos Island National Park on board M/Y Sharkwater

Between May 14 and 24, 2022, lectures on the biology of sharks and rays of Cocos Island will be given aboard the SharkWater vessel. 

“Applications open for research coordinators and research assistants for the 2022-2023 season.”

Project Coordinators Form Come to beautiful Costa Rica and work with us in our sea turtle nesting...

Massive global call on President Alvarado of Costa Rica to save sharks.

The Costa Rican coalition United for Sharks delivered a package last April 1 to the former Minister of Environment, Andrea Meza Murillo, containing more than 100,000 signatures from global citizens calling on President Alvarado to protect threatened shark species as wildlife, instead of commercial species as they are considered today

Threatened Shark Species: The Main Target of Costa Rica’s longline fishery

Over 1,000,000 specimens landed from 2015 to 2019. (San José, Costa Rica – March 15, 2022). ...

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).


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