2018 “Year of the Mangrove School

U.S.-Cuba Ecotourism Cooperation: Escuela de Manglar (The Mangrove School) Program A Fundraising Initiative of the Dirigo Marine Learning Center, Ocean Passages LLC Portland, Maine Ocean Passages educational voyages on board the schooner Harvey Gamage along Cuba’s southern coast is the opportunity to work with resourceful Cuban entrepreneurs who are shaping their country’s future – from Read more about 2018 “Year of the Mangrove School[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People…Rumors from the Garden

Rumors   Cuba is a rumor mill, especially when the buzz involves ex-president Fidel Castro Ruiz. One thing we know for sure…. the aging leader is an environmentalist. Castro – soon after the revolution – began replanting clear cut forest, experimenting with environmental friendly farming and launched a process which resulted in almost a quarter Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People…Rumors from the Garden[…]

FISH CUBA NOW! Support The Cuban People….”The Most Beautiful Land”

  October 1492. “It is the most beautiful land human eyes saw.” Christopher Columbus when first sighting Cuba near the present day town of Gibara. Gibara or La Villa Blanca – The White Town – rest on the windswept north shore of Cuba, a half hour drive from the city of Holguin. Short of the Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! Support The Cuban People….”The Most Beautiful Land”[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People – Guadalavaca

Blazing bright in a bluebird sky, the tropic sun reflects white off the sugar sand beach of Guadalavaca, a welcome change from clouds and wind of yesterday’s passing front. This Cuban coastal town, home to many all-inclusive resorts, caters to European and Canadian bargain hunters. At the hotel boundary, a fleet of small fishing boats Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People – Guadalavaca[…]

FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE….HAVANA

            For first time travelers to Cuba, Havana is a must see.  Narrow stone streets separate magnificent architectural monuments in this former colonial capital…. it exudes old world charm. At night, except for the tropical aromas and reggaeton beat, it could well be Seville or any number of European enclaves. Take heart fishing junkies. Even Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE….HAVANA[…]

FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE – With Money the Monkey Dances

Chugin’ Up The Mountain……… Native guide Chino downshifts, then pats the dashboard of his 52 Chevy, as if she were a beloved child. “Vamos Mami,” He coaxes. In response, the Peugeot diesel chugs up the steep slope, climbing with the steady gait of a pack-mule. On our left, a lush green forest of towering trees Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE – With Money the Monkey Dances[…]

FISH CUBA NOW! Support the Cuban People – One Man’s War

One man’s War   Filipe Rodriquez knows war. At 17 as a soldier in the Cuban army serving in Angola, he witnessed armed conflict first- hand. Today the 58 year old Cuban fishing guide is fighting another battle, one that is waged on two fronts, economic and environmental. Filipe’s front line is the pristine flats Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! Support the Cuban People – One Man’s War[…]

Fish Cuba Now! – Support the Cuban People

  Cayo Cruz Cuba Lit by the dawn sun, flocks of shimmering red flamingos huddle on sandbars dotting mangrove lined lagoons. Some defy gravity balanced on one spindly leg while others take flight in the early morning sky, their gangly silhouettes somewhat prehistoric in shape and size. I think to myself, this is a good Read more about Fish Cuba Now! – Support the Cuban People[…]