Costa Rican snapper fishery enters international sustainability assessment

First Central American and snapper fishery to enter Marine Stewardship Council program March 16, 2015 (Seattle, WA) – The Nicoya Peninsula artisanal snapper fishery located in the nearshore waters of the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica has voluntarily entered the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) full assessment process. Targeted species in the … Continue reading

Costa Rican artisanal fishers in spotlight

The National Geographic/Ashoka Changemakers award winning artisanal fishing project was recently featured on Costa Rica’s Channel 11 national news.  The project Development of economic partnerships between artisanal fisher folk and tourism operators (designed by Andy Bystrom for the non-profit PRETOMA) is building economic partnerships/opportunities between artisanal fisher folk and the tourism sector by promoting the development of small, locally owned … Continue reading