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Tárcoles: An Artisanal Fishing Community in the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Fotography : Pablo Cambronero Text : Daniela Barguil and María J. Quesada Coope SoliDar R.L.

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T rcoles an artisanal fishing community in the pacific coast of costa rica

Tárcoles: AnArtisanalFishingCommunity in thePacificCoast of Costa Rica

Fotography: Pablo Cambronero

Text: Daniela Barguil and María J. Quesada

CoopeSoliDar R.L.


T rcoles an artisanal fishing community in the pacific coast of costa rica

Coope Tárcoles R.L. is a fisherfolkcooperativeinvolved in thesustainablemanagement of marine resources.


Fishing is not only an economic activity it is also a way of life

Fishing is not only an economic activity, it is also a way of life.


T rcoles an artisanal fishing community in the pacific coast of costa rica

Small scale fishermen stretching the nets after a fishing trip.


T rcoles an artisanal fishing community in the pacific coast of costa rica

Coope Tárcoles R.L. has twenty-seven associates that have adopted a responsible fishing code based on the FAO´s recomendations.


Everyday at the beach fishermen and women are preparing for their journeys to the sea

Everyday, at thebeach, fishermen and women are preparingfortheirjourneystothe sea…


T rcoles an artisanal fishing community in the pacific coast of costa rica

A young fisherman coming back from work. Fishing in this village is a major provider of food security.


T rcoles an artisanal fishing community in the pacific coast of costa rica

“Lujado” (arrangement of the fishing lines) is one of the activities carried out by children and women of the community.


An oxcart is a traditional element of the costa rican culture

An oxcart is a traditional element of the Costa Rican culture.


A fisherman from coopet rcoles r l fixing his net for his next fishing trip

A fishermanfrom CoopeTárcoles R.L. fixinghis net forhisnextfishingtrip.


A child during his lujado chores

A child during his “lujado” chores.


A teenager baiting the line with chorizo eel

A teenager baiting the line with “chorizo” (eel).


T rcoles an artisanal fishing community in the pacific coast of costa rica

As part of the Coope Tárcoles R.L.´s fishing code, associates do not use nets with holes smaller than three inches, in order to ensure that they catch the right size of fish.


Portrait of a young fisherman from t rcoles

Portrait of a young fisherman from Tárcoles


Panga is the costarrican word for the small scale fishing boat

“Panga” is the Costarrican word for the small scale fishing boat.


Shrimp is a commercial product but it is also endangered mostly because of trawling and overfishing

Shrimp is a commercial product but it is also endangered, mostly because of trawling and overfishing.


Molusquear is the popular word in spanish for the activity of collecting molluscs

“Molusquear” isthe popular word in spanishfortheactivity of collectingmolluscs.


T rcoles an artisanal fishing community in the pacific coast of costa rica

Many women of the community of Tárcoles feed their own families with these shelfish and they also commercialize it.


T rcoles an artisanal fishing community in the pacific coast of costa rica

“Onelearnstoreadthe sea likereading a book, ifit´scalm, ifit´sangryorifit´ssick.”- a phrase once saidby Mario Arias, anartisanalfishermanfrom Tárcoles.


T rcoles an artisanal fishing community in the pacific coast of costa rica

Fishermen have aknowledged the importance of fishing sustainably in order to preserve their cultural way of life.


Coming back from the sea a fisherman carries back his fishing gear

Coming back from the sea, a fisherman carries back his fishing gear.


As every small coastal community t rcoles has a strong cultural link to the sea

As every small coastal community, Tárcoles has a strong cultural link to the sea…


The sea gives a lot if it is respected a phrase by mario arias an artisanal fisherman from t rcoles

“The sea gives a lot, if it is respected.”- a phrase by Mario Arias, an artisanal fisherman from Tárcoles.


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