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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[…]

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“97 Miles South – Key West To Cuba” New Review

97 Miles South By: Captain Phil Thompson Reviewed by: Chris O’Byrne Fishing, travel, fishing, love, fishing, adventure, fishing, fighting bad guys, and fishing; 97 Miles South, by Captain Phil Thompson has all the ingredients of a great story. In this entertaining short novel, the American crew of a tournament fishing yacht cruises to Havana Harbor Read more about “97 Miles South – Key West To Cuba” New Review[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People……Havana, A Must See

A crowing rooster roused me from sleep, not unusual in Key West, Florida. But when the pig grunted, welcoming the morning and I inhaled the aroma of last night’s Cohiba cigar lingering in the air it dawned, I’m a little farther south……a tad over ninety miles south to be exact, fifteen minutes west of Havana, Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People……Havana, A Must See[…]

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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[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Come to the Garden

              Come to the Garden A waning crescent moon hangs in a deep black sky sprinkled with stars. It’s quiet, very quiet, except for the rumble of distant thunder and the soft sounds of juvenile tarpon rising to breathe, rippling the mirrored surface of the mangrove lined lagoon. As Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Come to the Garden[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People….La Salinas Zapate

La Salina The decades old van rumbled and bounced down the marl road past flaming red flamingos sifting brine shrimp through ceramic painted beaks. Ahead, at the road’s end lay our destination, the shallow clear waters of La Salina, Cuba. Once a hub of salt mining, this isolated point at the southern tip of the Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People….La Salinas Zapate[…]

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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”[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People….Cortez Slept Here

Cortez Slept Here…… Trinidad de Cuba….an exotic, tropical name. When spoken by a Cuban, it flows off the tongue. We’re headed there, winding along a coastal road separating the low, drought-brown mountains of the Escambay range from the shimmering, blue Caribbean. Native guide Chino’s diesel driven 52 Chevy seems to favor this rolling seaside road, Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People….Cortez Slept Here[…]

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FISH CUBA NOW! Support The Cuban People….Guiding Cuba’s Youth

  Ruskin fisherman works to preserve Cuba’s environment Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:00am 505 505 Print   0 Ruskin’s Phil Thompson is helping to start a program in Cuba focused on teaching skills needed to protect nature and earn a living through eco-tourism to children living around the island’s Zapata Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! Support The Cuban People….Guiding Cuba’s Youth[…]