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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Costa Rican Congress denies protection to threatened sharks.

Fishing of threatened sharks continues despite Court mandate to protect them as wildlife. ...


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CITES recommends halting shark product exports from Ecuador

CITES recommends halting shark product exports from Ecuador

Bycatch of hammerhead sharks will continue in Costa Rica under the responsibility of the fishers.

Tribunal Contencioso Administrativo rechaza medida cautelar solicitada para detener habilitación de pesca incidental del tiburón martillo, en contra de lo ordenado por Sala I.

Costa Rica’s President Chávez has 8 days to respond over sharks.

El Tribunal Contencioso Administrativo comunicó al presidente Rodrigo Chávez que tiene un plazo de ocho días para responder sobre la demanda interpuesta por el abogado Walter Brenes el pasado 17 de enero, que versa sobre el cumplimiento de la Ley de Conservación de Vida Silvestre y la Ley de Biodiversidad.

Costa Rica received positive certification for taking actions to remedy IUU fishing activities.

NOAA released today its 2023 Report to Congress on Improving International Fisheries Management, in which Costa Rica received a positive certification for taking actions against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, for which it was identified in 2021.

Bill that would have protected sharks in Costa Rica shot down.

During a Plenary meeting today, the Costa Rican congress voted to return the bill that would have protected threatened shark species from over fishing and extinction


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