SAN JOSE (COSTA RICA)- Conservation groups Turtle Island Restoration Network and PRETOMA have found evidence that Costa Rica is exporting hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) to plates in Hong Kong by way of stop-overs on U.S. soil. Eastern Pacific Scalloped hammerhead sharks are listed as “endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). The exportContinue Reading

SAN JOSE (COSTA RICA)- Inspectors from the National Animal Health Service (SENASA) of Costa Rica found a large amount of shark fins from protected species among air cargo that was to be exported to Hong Kong. The illegal fins were found in a sample inspection of three sacks of shark fins to beContinue Reading

COCOS ISLAND (COSTA RICA) – Divers with the excursion company Undersea Hunter filmed something that not many of us will ever see off the coast of Costa Rica’s remote Cocos Island National Park. A tiger shark being hunted down by a group of orcas! During the first week of September, the companyContinue Reading

COCO ISLAND (COSTA RICA)- Costa Rican park rangers caught a shark finning boat working the shark-infested waters off remote Coco Island. They let fourteen other boats go. That leads to doubts about the sincerity of the Costa Rican efforts to actually fighting back shark finning in their waters. Geiner Golfín,Continue Reading

GOLFITO (COSTA RICA)- Four Costa Ricans were arrested wednesday morning by the National Coast Guard (NG) on suspicion of killing sharks at sea for their fins. The officers found 122 fins from about 30 sharks inside freezers aboard a fishing vessel, southeast from Golfito, off Punta Banco, in waters in the South Pacific.Continue Reading

PUNTARENAS (COSTA RICA)- Good work by the National Coast Guard Service of Costa Ric. Earlier this week officers boarded a fishing vessel off the Pacific coast and arrested three individuals suspected of shark fin poaching. According to an official press release issued by Sergio Lopez Murillo of the Ministry ofContinue Reading