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Subject: Costa Rica Fishing: Economy
(Posted on May 1, 2013 at 05:38AM by Lee Byard)

Costa Rica is a fisherman’s paradise. This is a widely known--and widely accepted--truth. The country’s natural beauty and seasonal schools (with Marlins, Roosterfish and others migrating there each year) make it an obvious destination for those who favor rods and reels.

This Pacific region, however, wasn’t always the location of choice for travelers. It has only been in recent years that tourism (especially within the Jaco and Los Suenos areas) has developed... and with that development comes economic and social growth.

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Sport-fishing dominates the Costa Rican shores, generating an estimated two percent of the country’s total domestic gross (or the equivalent of $600 million). 

Every year sees a rush of travelers, all wanting to sample the white sand and steady waves. These individuals number in the thousands, equaling over 20% of the total tourist population. They generate employment--such as charter services--and economic change. It is believed that their presence has helped to make Costa Rica an international force. The area is no longer just a collection of preserves and tiny towns. Instead it’s a destination with unlimited potential.

And fishing is the reason it’s being discovered now.

The thrill of sport-fishing can’t be denied. The effect it has on Costa Rica, however, is just as vital. Adventure and economy finally combine.

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