A new bill would open up
national parks to take things from them.
A small group of people
from a port and commercial fishing city on the Pacific coast of Costa
Rica want to open all Costa Rican parks to fishing. They say that
there is fish in there that poor local people need to catch right
now. Plus imagine all the hammerheads you could catch at Cocos
Island National Park. Why not?
There is some good money
to be made in a quick clearing of the shelves of our national parks.
When the all the big fish are soon gone then the local communities
could start getting little ones!
In Gandoca Manzanillo
National Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, a marine
protected area where people fish anywhere they want, any long time
diver or fisher can tell you that most of the big reef fish are long
gone. Sons know they will no longer catch as much as their fathers
but so what, there are still a few little fish to see and eat. Its
not over yet!
Cocos and Caño Island
protected areas, where there are large no take zones, are full of big
fish and lots of other marine life. Time to take care of that!
Why not duplicate this
all over? It could be be fun. When very few people can make a
living fishing and diving and with support restaurants and hotels,
because most of the fish are gone, and marine tourists go to Panama,
everyone should be able to find new jobs quickly, even if you have to
go to Panama. Panama has a totally different plan: keep the tourists
and fish in Panama and send the commercial fisherman to Costa Rica
before the crazy firesale is over.
What are they