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Old 08-03-2017, 11:47 AM   #1
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Spearfishing Illegal in Costa Rica

I have recently heard from a couple different people that Spearfishing is now illegal in Costa Rica. Did some digging and found this. Has anyone heard anything one way or the other?

http://www.thehulltruth.com/sportfis...ta-rica.html#b
http://news.co.cr/spaniards-caught-p...ta-rica/58255/
https://www.incopesca.go.cr/

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Old 08-03-2017, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: Spearfishing Illegal in Costa Rica

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I have recently heard from a couple different people that Spearfishing is now illegal in Costa Rica. Did some digging and found this. Has anyone heard anything one way or the other?

http://www.thehulltruth.com/sportfis...ta-rica.html#b
http://news.co.cr/spaniards-caught-p...ta-rica/58255/
https://www.incopesca.go.cr/

Thanks,
Chris
I've heard conflicting reports about this.

There are several people operating spearfishing charters in CR. I've speared in CR with Sean Hascup in the past. But I've also tried to hire another fishing guide to take me spearing who refused based upon spearfishing being illegal. I'd like to know the truth.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:32 PM   #3
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Re: Spearfishing Illegal in Costa Rica

Ive heard the same and actually know of a charter that was stopped by the Costa Rican coast guard and that was told to stop immediately. They were forced to drive further south and dive in a less populated area just to stay under the radar.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:28 PM   #4
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Re: Spearfishing Illegal in Costa Rica

I'll try to find out for sure. I live here and I know we are supposed to have a fishing license. It costs $50 a year. I was under the impression it covered spearfishing and there is a spearfishing shop here.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:42 PM   #5
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Re: Spearfishing Illegal in Costa Rica

many spots inshore get outfished by spearo coming from Venezuela...
longline fishing in CR...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znP4zdvq9OQ&t=350s
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