Cocos Island Costa Rica is a renowned National Park and is a World Heritage Site and is one of the country’s richest in terms of biodiversity, but every year the region is threatened by illegal fishing.
Problems such as lack of staff and equipment keep the authorities, who make a huge effort with few resources virtually defenseless.
A 2012 report for the Control and Protection of Cocos Island National Park, a total 21 rangers and over half of them are assigned to work in the control and protection program.
The report emphasizes the need to begin a training process for licensing officials with basic seamanship with the ability to operate patrol vessels.
As of September this year, a total of 47 incidence of illegal fishing was reported....