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Costa Rica's Solís backs down on shrimp trawling

Monday, March 28, 2016

Facing opposition from lawmakers and pressure from environmental groups, government fishing authorities pulled a controversial shrimp trawling bill from the legislative agenda last week. If passed, the bill would have reinstated shrimp trawling in Costa Rican waters.

This marks the second attempted return of shrimp trawling in the Legislative Assembly since a Constitutional Court ruled in 2013 that the damage caused by the fishing practice violated Costa Ricans’ right to a clean environment.

Source: Tico Times