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Environmentalists doubt Costa Rica's tuna decree

Friday, October 24, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a decree Tuesday restricting industrial tuna fishing in Costa Rican waters.

The decree is one of the first attempts to establish fishing zones in the nation’s massive ocean territory and regulate the international super fleets that currently pull in the vast majority of the country’s tuna catch.

But despite the decree’s intentions, many environmentalists say it will do little to curb unsustainable fishing practices in Costa Rican waters.

Source: Tico Times