Central America Fishing Worth $1.5 Billion a Year

The largest activities are tuna, shrimp aquaculture and inshore fishery.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Ospesca is the fishing division of the Central American Intgration System. According to their data, over 100.000 households depend on fishing for their daily income. 25% of these are small fishermen.

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Fish: Nicaragua Produces More But Earns Less

January 2015

In 2014 production in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors increased by 28%, but due to low international prices export earnings declined by 8% compared to 2013.

Fisheries and aquaculture production in 2014, equivalent to 96.7 million pounds exceeded projections made by sector earlier this year and recorded a 28% increase over the previous year.

Tuna Quota in Costa Rica Put on Hold

July 2014

The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission has announced that the response to the request to increase the tonnage of fishing in the Eastern Pacific will be given in October.

Noting a lack of sufficient information and studies to determine more clearly the potential impact of increasing the quota, the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) said it will postpone the decision until October.

Costa Rica's Tuna is Fished by Other Countries

June 2013

90% of the tuna catch made in Costa Rican waters is unloaded in other countries, mainly Ecuador.

So says the executive director of the Costa Rican Fisheries Federation (Fecop), Enrique Ramirez. Meanwhile, local fishermen are having a tough time due to declining marine resources.

New Regulations for Regional Fishing Industry

May 2010

From July onwards, fishing boats in Central America will be surveilled via satellite.

Vessels fishing within 40 nautical miles of Central America, both in the Atlantic and the Pacific, will be equipped with satellite control devices, explained Heiner Mendez, from the Central American Fishing and Aquaculture Organization (Ospesca).

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