Promoting Sustainable Fisheries in Costa Rica’s Gulf of Nicoya

By May 24, 2010Uncategorized

CAVU, together with Costa Rica’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Institute (INCOPESCA), recently completed a three-day film trip to Isla Chira, on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.

Chira0410-5582Now in the editing room, the upcoming 10 -15 minute film will highlight the community of Palito’s effort to create a “Responsible Fishing Area,” in which fishermen limit themselves to hand lines in order to promote sustainable fisheries in the long-term.CAVU, en conjunto con el Instituto Costarricense de Pesca y Acuicultura (INCOPESCA), completó recientemente un viaje de grabación de tres días a Isla de Chira, en la costa Pacífica de Costa Rica.

CAVU’s video, when completed in June, will be screened for a high-ranking government officials, including the newly-elected Vice President, Minister of Agriculture and Director of Fisheries.

Later, CAVU and INCOPESCA, with support from the Walton Family Foundation and Conservation International, will take the film to communities coast wide, with the goal of helping to educate fishermen in other regions and promote the spread of responsible fishing areas, a key component in the fostering and promotion of sustainable fisheries in Costa Rica.

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