Both the Cocos Island and the waters surrounding it are presently regarded as one of Costa Rica's national parks, but this does not necessarily mean that certain people shy away from fishing in this part of the world.
Thus, it was just a few days ago when a team of conservationists in charge of looking after the wildlife specimens inhabiting these regions stumbled upon an endangered green sea turtle
that was somehow hooked by fishermen.
The animal might have been rescued and properly looked after by these rangers, yet the fact remains that such incidents will continue to occur in the future, provided that no strict legal measures are taken against these pirate fishermen.
Todd Steiner, presently employed as the executive director for the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, made a case of how, “Pirate fishermen are wreaking havoc on sea turtles and sharks of the Pacific, even at this remote 'protected' site, more than 350 miles from the mainland, destroying one of the most incredible hotspots of marine biodiversity in the Pacific.”