INCOPESCA is the institution that manages, regulates and promotes the development of the fisheries and aquaculture sector with an ecosystem approach, under the principles of sustainability, social responsibility and competitiveness.
INCOPESCA will lead the management of fisheries and aquaculture for the sustainable use of hydrobiological resources.
The INCOPESCA collaborator will comply with the acquired labor commitments and will have the ability to recognize, accept and respond for the actions carried out to reach those commitments. The fulfillment of the acquired commitments, generates confidence and tranquility between the partners and users. All responsibility is closely linked to obligation
It implies making rational use of the institutional resources for the performance of the functions in the fulfillment of the objectives and goals established under an approach of excellence. It is to do things in the optimal, fast and equally correct way, looking for the most feasible means to reach the goals, in the shortest possible time and with the most favorable actions.
Attitude or willingness to respond and account for acts that are of public interest. It ensures that all services are available and accessible, making known the progress and results of national goals that involve citizens.
INCOPESCA Historical Review
Through Law 7384 published on March 29, 1994 in the official newspaper La Gaceta, the Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (INCOPESCA) is established with legal domicile in the city of Puntarenas as a state public entity, with legal status, its own assets and Subject to the National Development Plan issued by the Executive Power, the assets and personnel assigned to the Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock are also transferred. This institute is launched in the Figueres Olsen administration as a project to modernize the fisheries and aquaculture sector and drive the use of the biological resources of the seas and inland waters.