Commercial longlines banned for fishing event

Costa Rican officials are closing the Pacific off Carrillo to commercial longline operations for this weekend’s Presidential Challenge of Costa Rica tournament.

The action by the Instituto Costarricense de Pesca y Acuacultura is being hailed as groundbreaking. The decision creates a temporal exclusive zone for sport fishing only up to 40 miles offshore, said the Billfish Foundation, the tournament sponsor.

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