Working to Protect Costa Rica’s Fisheries

By November 11, 2009Uncategorized

Through generous support from the Walton Foundation, CAVU and INCOPESCA (Costa Rica’s Institute of Fishing and Aquaculture) are working together to help Incopesca create and implement a solid management plan for fisheries in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica.

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CAVU, through the use of scientific overflights, aerial photography and data collection, is helping to guide the creation of responsible fishing areas, focused on four important fishing communities in the Gulf. Additionally, a short, highly focused, educational film will be produced that will serve to educate and engage the involved communities and fishermen, demonstrating the effectiveness of this model and will help build community support and understanding of the critical need to properly manage their fishing areas if they want to sustain healthy fish populations and ultimately, a thriving economy.

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