Guanacaste tourism operators and artisanal fishers opposed to sustainable shrimp trawling bill

Group sends letter opposing bill to the Environmental Commission of the Legislative Assembly and...
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8 tons of hammerhead shark fins stockpiled in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Exporters await approval from SINAC on February 22 to begin shipments San José, Costa Rica –...
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CREMA SIGNS ON TO LETTER TO THE MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL FOR QUESTIONABLE LISTINGS OF SUSTAINABLY CAUGHT MARINE LIFE.

CREMA SIGNS ON TO LETTER TO THE MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL FOR QUESTIONABLE LISTINGS OF...
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FAO marine protected area report includes Costa Rican case study

FAO marine protected area report includes Costa Rican case study Multiple government institution "rivalry" to improve country's small-scale fisheries hinders effective management (San José, Costa Rica - February 22, 2017) On February 20, the Food and Agriculture...

Sharks create controversy within the Costa Rican Biologists Association

44 members question board of managers procedures San José, Costa Rica – February 9, 2017 Yesterday, 44 members from the Costa Rican Biologists Association sent a letter to the Association’s President asking for information regarding the procedures and criteria used to...

8 tons of hammerhead shark fins stockpiled in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Exporters await approval from SINAC on February 22 to begin shipments San José, Costa Rica – February 2, 2017 The national fisheries sector has amassed at least 8 tons of hammerhead shark fins since March 1, 2015 when the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)...

Alex Antoniou of Fins Attached wins international shark award

Dr. Alex Antoniou, founder and president of the Colorado based Fins Attached shark conservation non-profit was awarded the Shark Project’s SHARK GUARDIAN of the Year 2017 Special Award in a ceremony this month in Germany.  The award, developed by Shark Project,...

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FAO marine protected area report includes Costa Rican case study

FAO marine protected area report includes Costa Rican case study Multiple government institution "rivalry" to improve country's small-scale fisheries hinders effective management (San José, Costa Rica - February 22, 2017) On February 20, the Food and Agriculture...

Sharks create controversy within the Costa Rican Biologists Association

44 members question board of managers procedures San José, Costa Rica – February 9, 2017 Yesterday, 44 members from the Costa Rican Biologists Association sent a letter to the Association’s President asking for information regarding the procedures and criteria used to...

8 tons of hammerhead shark fins stockpiled in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Exporters await approval from SINAC on February 22 to begin shipments San José, Costa Rica – February 2, 2017 The national fisheries sector has amassed at least 8 tons of hammerhead shark fins since March 1, 2015 when the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)...

Alex Antoniou of Fins Attached wins international shark award

Dr. Alex Antoniou, founder and president of the Colorado based Fins Attached shark conservation non-profit was awarded the Shark Project’s SHARK GUARDIAN of the Year 2017 Special Award in a ceremony this month in Germany.  The award, developed by Shark Project,...

About CREMA

CREMA is a Costa Rican non-profit NGO founded in 2012. We are a marine conservation and research organization working to protect ocean resources and promote sustainable fisheries policies in Costa Rica and Central America.

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Direction

Direct in the field conservation projects

Research

Research and outreach onboard commercial fishing vessels

Awareness

Public awareness and education

Policy Advocacy

Litigation and policy advocacy