On Saturday, July 14, Tela Dive Center is organizing the first lionfish derby of the Tela area. We dive in Capiro, a coral bank with 69 % coral coverage. This is incredible considering that the rest of the Mesomerican Reef System has a porcentage of 17 % coral coverage. We are the only dive center operating in the area. We have dived Capiro reef for only three years, so there is plenty of unexplored areas . In the last two years we've noticed the increase of lionfish population . Most of the times we take harpons with us in order to hunt them.
Environment officials from Costa Rica and Honduras on Thursday proposed protections for scalloped hammerhead sharks under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
“The time has come to regulate international trade of endangered hammerhead sharks,” said Ana Lorena Guevara, Costa Rica’s environment vice minister, while participating at a minister’s council of the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD) in Honduras from May 9-11.
In a sign that the global movement to protect sharks is picking up steam, Honduras is declaring its waters to be a permanent sanctuary for the fish.
President Porfirio Lobo Sosa will sign the sanctuary bill into law on Friday on a visit to the island of Roatan, the country's top diving and snorkeling destination, his office said on Thursday. The move makes permanent a moratorium on commercial fishing for sharks that Honduras announced last year in a joint declaration with the Micronesian island of Palau.