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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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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….Cayo Cruz

    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 thing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Cayo Cruz[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People…Zapata, A Family Affair

    It’s a place where buses give way to horse drawn carts, where birds, fish, crocodiles and manatees swim, fly and crawl, a place where hibiscus and bougainvillea beautify the humblest shacks. Here, children run free on the beach and at night, the only glow in the sky is from the moon and stars. Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People…Zapata, A Family Affair[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cubn People…..Zapata School

One man’s War Felipe 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. Felipe’s front line is the pristine flats and Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cubn People…..Zapata School[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….House of the Falling Flowers

  Holguin….the sister city of Santa Fe. It’s a bar, a restaurant, a watering hole for ex-pat Canadians and tourist, across from one of Holguin’s scenic town plazas. The languages; German, French, heavily accented English, and a smattering of Russian blend with the constant din of staccato Spanish. After all, this is Cuba. My new Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….House of the Falling Flowers[…]

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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…..Bailing Out With Bones

Bailout – maritime in origin, it’s the act of removing water from a sinking vessel….usually with a small bucket. Bailing Out With Bonefish Every fly fisherman knows frustration when not able to find, feed or land their target species. But, to fishing guides – being compensated for their expertise – wind, clouds, murky water or Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! Support the Cuban People…..Bailing Out With Bones[…]

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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[…]