OCTOBER 10, 2012: Our Presidenta Laura Chinchilla signed today at 10:00 a.m a decree vowing to eliminate shark finning with the British tycoon Richard Branson and conservationist on hand.
Although shark finning is prohibited in Costa Rica since 2001, the massive KILLING did not stop. From 2010 to date, approximately 15,500 kg of shark fin have been gotten in the country. It occurs in Costa Rican offshore, then landed in neighboring countries and then enter by land to be exported .To stop this tragedy is necessary to ban the import of shark fins. That is precisely what the government did.