It seems as if every day the Guardacostas are pulling illegal nets out of the pacific or the Gulf of Nicoya.
The nets at right were found at the mouths of the Ríos Térraba and Sierpe in southern Costa Rica. There were 500 meters total from four nets, said the Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas Wednesday.
Nets are not allowed in the area because the mangroves are prime breeding grounds for many species of fish and other sea creatures.
Whoever put the nets there did not inspect them regularly. Fish caught in the net were dead and in bad condition, said the Guardacostas.