In Costa Rica, women find new strength as business leaders

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In Costa Rica, tourism and sports fishing generates around US$331 million a year and supports more than 60 thousand jobs, In Costa Rica, tourism and sports fishing generates around US$331 million a year and supports more than 60 thousand jobs, with increasingly more women joining the workforce.
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Rosa with her husband and the crew at the Puntarenas pier where they unload their catch.
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Costa Rica became the first country in the world to establish a National Action Plan for Sustainable Pelagic Fisheries, using the methodology of the UNDP Green Commodities Program.
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Jeanette is the first woman to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
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Migratory pelicans above the waters of Costa Rica.
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“I would tell women that are thinking as I used to … just jump into the water…”

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