Costa Rica Bans Exportation of Shark Fins
Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:23 PM
This is fabulous news! Fishermen, particularly Taiwanese fishermen, have long been exploiting loopholes in Costa Rican laws by using ports such as Puntarenas to land their fin cargoes, some of which included sharks caught in and near protected marine reserves such as Cocos Island. Assuming CR enforces this ban I'm sure the fishermen will move to other countries to export their catches but the more difficult it becomes for them, the fewer sharks will die--I hope.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:10 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:54 PM
http://www.virgin.co...y-in-costa-rica "Also spoke with the Minister about supporting manta rays being protected under CITES. There is a UN CITES meeting in March, at which he will support the protection of the manta rays as well." :-)
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:24 AM
Richard Branson - Top 10 Nations Protecting the Oceans
Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:09 AM
Sadly, I hate to be the cynic here but I doubt there will be much improvement, but the ecological grandstanding by some organizations and individuals will continue.
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