In Costa Rica, women find new strength as business leaders

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.
Rosa with her husband and the crew at the Puntarenas pier where they unload their catch.
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.
Jeanette is the first woman to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Migratory pelicans above the waters of Costa Rica.
“I would tell women that are thinking as I used to … just jump into the water…”

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