Costa Rica

Are Small-Scale Fishers In or Out of the Blue Economy?

In this article, Vivienne Solis Rivera, ICCA Consortium Council Member, explains that, despite representing 108 million people who catch, process, and trade small-scale fishery products, the livelihoods of small-scale fishers — and the food and nutrition they provide –are being overlooked in Blue economy and Blue growth dialogues. Read more ▸

Eight Shells

The voices of the women of the sea from communities of Barbados, St Kitts, Grenada, Belize and Costa Rica were heard loud and clear at a learning exchange aimed at strengthening the capacities of fisherwomen in the backdrop of the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines. Read more ▸

A Fight to Put Artisanal Fishers on the Map in Costa Rica

Nestled between Tortuguero National Park and the Nicaragua border, the community of Barra del Colorado havs been quietly making a living out of shrimp fishing for generations. A letter sent to the government in August 2015 marked the beginning of a fight for the licence to fish, which continues today. Read more ▸

Fisherwomen learning exchange gathering in Costa Rica

Women play a crucial role in small scale fishing in oceans, rivers and mangroves. In November 2017, fisherwomen from different parts of Costa Rica shared their knowledge and experiences of good practices in sustainable fishing and on related subjects such as land tenure, climate change, invasive species, culture, decent work and health, among others.  Read more ▸

Costa Rica

CBD Recognition Guidelines Series No. 64 “Recognising and Supporting ICCAs: Global overview and national case studies”: Costa Rica case study.