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.

Costa Rica is leading the world in the protection of its oceans and sea life, and increasingly women are becoming involved in sustainably managing its fisheries.

Rosa Martinez lives in San Isidro de Chacarita, in the province of Puntarenas. She entered the world of longline fishing two years ago after a relative suggested she and her husband buy their own boat.