For Fish Fabulous Costa Rica
Ever run into a fish and no matter how deep you dig, you just cannot
come up with a name?
Well, the government's Instituto Costarricense de Pesca y Acuicultura
has a cheat sheet.
There is a very low likelihood of running into a fish at a neighborhood
cocktail party unless it is on a plate. But fishing fans have the
problem all the time.
The institute has been the subject of a lot of criticism, in part
because of an apparent blind eye to shark finning.
institute Web site
had row after row of fish that might be raised
commercially, like tilapia or that can be found in the Gulf of Nicoya.
Who knew that there were so many species
Instituto Costarricense de
This rainbow trout is one
commercially raised species.
there? Who knew that there
were so many named corvina?
The institute site also has a number of useful links for fishing
captains and others who know the regional fishing news, including red
tides. The site also has a link to a NASA contractor that provides
satellite shots. Such information is vital for predicting the weather.
Originally published May 3, 2012