September 2015: News & Events
First fish harvest at the CTP de Guaycará, October 2015
Students at the Guaycará Technical high school (CTP) in Río Claro will soon harvest their first fish production from their on-campus hatchery. The school anticipates harvesting in October to provide fresh fish to the campus dining hall, which serves 500 meals daily. A second harvest is anticipated for April or May of 2016. This aquaculture project is implemented by the National Technical University (UTN), the Coto Brus Farming Development Council (CODAGRO), and with help from the CRUSA Foundation.
Read more here.
New Maritime Museum in Golfito, Costa Rica
On August 16, 2015, a retired Costa Rica Coast Guard (SNG) vessel was inaugurated as the official platform for the new Golfo Dulce Ship Museum, which will provide free environmental education and cultural opportunities for the public. This new museum is intended to provide a platform for discussions around maritime security given the presence and importance of fishing communities and maritime tourism to the region.
For more information, click here (article in Spanish).
Territorial Rural Development Plan: Osa-Golfito-Corredores
On September 10, 2015 the Osa-Golfito-Corredores region became the sixth region in presenting and approving a Regional Rural Development Plan (PDRT in Spanish).
Read more here (information in Spanish).
Swim Competition “Cruces aguas abiertas Golfo Dulce” - September 12-13, 2015
On September 12 – 13 in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica, men and women of all ages competed in an open water swim of various distances, from 1.5km, 5km, to 14km. This was the first swim of its kind in the Golfo Dulce, and its objective is to fundraise for an English educational program, “A favor de la corriente”, for the Saturnino Cedeño school in Puerto Jimenez.
For more information, click here.
7th Annual Whale and Dolphin Festival - September 2015
From September 4, 5, 6, 12-13, and 19-20 the town of Bahia Ballena, Osa, Costa Rica will be hosting the 7th annual Whale and Dolphin Festival. In addition to whale and dolphin watching, there will numerous events such as cycling, a sand sculpting contest, concerts, environmental workshops, and more. All activities are open to the public, including families, children, and young adults.