Stepping into the Fishing Paradise
Isla Chira, Costa Rica’s second biggest island, is home to over 3,000 people and 120 families who depend on the sea for their living. The locals of Isla Chira form a close-knit community and have been showing the world an example by staying true to the sustainable traditions of fishing. To protect their fishing area, the families have established guidelines that have a deep connection with nature: rather than using nets, they only allow hand-line fishing and using baits.
Meeting Captain Cocoroco
Jorge, better known as Cocoroco in the area, helped us delve into the daily life of the fisherman who look after this magical island. With his kindness and passion for his craft, he offered an easy approach to learning about sustainable fishing – alongside the daily catch, which was just as impressive as the stories we heard about him.
After spending a few days with him, one thing was for sure: when fishing with Captain Cocoroco, we never have to go home empty-handed.