El Malecón Havana Cuba By Dr. Martín Aróstegui
Many years ago, the neighborhood of Vedado, Havana, Cuba, was flooded with salt water every time that a big winter storm hit the Havana coast. I still remember these events from when I was a little boy living close to the seashore. I also remember that a few years later a sea wall was built from the Havana harbor to the Almendares River. This wall was meant to keep the neighborhoods of Havana from flooding during big storms. This structure was called the Malecón. I also remember las posetas, which were literally big square holes dug out of the coral rock. I learned to swim and caught my first fish in one of these posetas before the Malecón was built. I grew up learning how to fish and dive in the waters just on the other side of this famous barrier.
I left Cuba at the age of fourteen and returned for the first time three years ago at the age of sixty-three. A long time had passed, but upon standing again on this famous sea wall; I remembered so many great childhood memories. Today the Malecón is visited every night by thousands of Havana residents that walk to the water’s edge to share times with family and friends. During the day, many fishermen try their luck by casting their rods in hopes of bringing a nice fish home for dinner. Close to Old Havana, many tourists walk next to the Malecón taking in the sights of the waterfront Spanish architecture and the beautiful deep blue waters that bathe the Havana coastline close to El Morro Castle. Now I want to share with you some of the photos that I recently took of this great landmark that is the source of so many fond memories and that still protects all the neighborhoods around Havana.
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Swordfish with Capt Bouncer Smith By Pat Ford
Several years ago Col Hunter Ledbetter, USMC invited me to ride along on a sunset swordfish trip with Capt Bouncer Smith out of Miami Beach Marina. We left around 5pm and got back around midnight.
Fishing in 2000 feet of water during daylight hours, Hunter came up with a weird critter called a Pomfret….it looked like a permit in armor. After dark he caught a barely legal swordfish which was released. Over the next few years Hunter kept searching for a serious swordfish….one over 250 lbs. Actually he’d caught a half dozen more but the big one kept avoiding him. Recently he was back in Miami, fishing with Bouncer and still looking for that 300+. My camera and I were invited along again and I found the daylight fishing had evolved quite a bit. Electric reels were still the ticket unless you wanted to spend half the trip cranking up baits and 12lbs
of lead out of 2000 feet of water. Due to the depth and drift we usually had 2500 feet of line out which meant we could only fish one at a time. Bouncer has caught more than his share of swordfish and everyone was very optimistic. As the day progressed, the optimism decreased a bit as we ran away from rainstorms but Bouncer explained that the fishing was just as productive during the day and the fish usually ran bigger. We finally got a bite and it was a hefty fish. The rod tip dipped almost to the water and line melted from the reel and then it was gone. The swordfish probably was hooked in the bill and the hook pulled as soon as it got the right angle on us. We headed back in around 4pmâ€Ś.imagining the size of the one that got away. Next time it will all fall together. For the best fishing off Miami contactCapt Bouncer Smith: www.CaptBouncer.com www.swordfishmiami.com
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Majestic and Magnificent By Lilene Faroy
In January 14, 1926, The Biltmore Hotel opened its sumptuous doors for the first time. It made its debut with a glorious inaugural ceremony filled with numerous celebrities and socialites. Since then, the Biltmore Hotel has hosted famous people ranging from royalty, movie stars, politicians and even the infamous gangster
Al Capone, to wealthy tourists from all over the world. Back in the 1920’s and early 1930’s, some of its amenities, such as extravagant gala balls, world-class golf tournaments, fashion shows, fabulous weddings and exciting aquatic shows, were attended by large crowds, which kept the Biltmore Hotel in the limelight as the “in” place to be. Throughout the years, The Biltmore has undergone several transformations and it has been considerably renovated, however, it has retained that unmistakable old-world charm, and it is considered a National Historic Landmark by the National Register of Historic Places. Long live the majestic and magnificent Biltmore Hotel!
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Snapper - Grouper Regulations (South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s)
By Maria Bello Shallow-Water Grouper Annual Spawning Season Closure January 1st - April 30th Both commercial and recreational fisheries • includes gag, black grouper, red grouper, scamp, rock hind, red hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin grouper, and yellowmouth grouper.
Recreational Grouper Aggregate Bag Limit 3 grouper per person/day includes: black, gag, misty, red, scamp, snowy, yellowedge, yellowfin, yellowmouth grouper, and also includes blueline tilefish, golden tilefish, sand tilefish, coney, graysby, and red and rock hind. • No more than 1 may be a gag or black grouper (each 24” TL) • Snowy grouper-1 fish per vessel per day (closed until January 1, 2014) • No more than 1 fish may be golden tilefish (closed until January 1, 2014) • Wreckfish -1 per vessel per day. Season open July 1 - August 31. Snapper • Red Snapper Mini-Season - August 23-25, 2013 1 fish per person/day; no minimum size limit
• Vermilion snapper closed November 1 - March 31 • Aggregate bag limit of 10 snapper per person/day • In addition to the aggregate bag limit, 5 vermilion snapper per person/day (except during the recreational closure) - 12” TL • Maximum of 2 cubera snapper per person (not to exceed 2 per vessel) for fish 30” Total Length (TL) or larger off Florida. These are not included in the 10 snapper bag limit. Cubera less than 30” TL are included in the 10 fish bag limit.
Fishermen may also retain: • 1 greater amberjack per person/day (in April, for-hire/charter vessels limited to 1 per person/day or 1 per person/trip) • Limit of 5 black sea bass per person/day - 13“ TL • 5 hogfish per person/day, off east coast of Florida - 12” FL • 3 red porgy per person/day or 3 per person/trip, which ever is more restrictive - 14” TL An aggregate bag limit of 20 fish per person inclusive of all fish in the snapper grouper management unit currently not under the bag limit, excluding tomtates and bluerunners. You may catch your bag Commercial • Red Snapper - Open August 26, 2013 75 lb. gw trip limit; no minimum size limit Commercial Closures • Gray triggerfish - effective 7/7/13 • Jacks Complex (almaco jack, banded rudderfish, and lesser amberjack) - effective 6/16/13
Ernest’s Grandson, John Hemingway By John Bell Photo Courtesy John Hemingway
John Hemingway is an American author from Miami who’s critically acclaimed memoir Strange Tribe examines the similarities and the complex relationship between his father Dr. Gregory Hemingway and his grandfather, Nobel Laureate Ernest Hemingway. John has visited Bimini, the setting for his grandfather’s posthumous novel “Islands in the Stream”, countless times. His parents first took him to the island when he was a newborn and his childhood was spent fishing in the Gulf Stream with his father for Marlin and Wahoo and everything else that you could and can still catch in those waters. As a young man he moved to Milan, Italy in 1983, where he taught English and worked as a translator while pursuing creative writing. His articles and short stories have appeared in American, Italian and Spanish newspapers and reviews. His short story Uncle Gus was the featured piece for the re-launch of the Saturday Evening Post. After leaving Italy in 2006 and spending a year in Spain, John now lives with his two children in Montreal, Canada.
Papa and Grandson: Ernestâ€™s grandson, John Hemingway, a writer based in Montreal, Canada, recently visited Bimini. Here he is standing next to a photo of his grandfather in the dining room at the historic Bimini Big Game Club.
Colombia: An Emblematic Paradise By Daniel Campo Colombia is a country in which, in past years, was the epicenter for drug trade and narcoterrorism in the world. This has unfortunately plagued a country which is full of natural resources, a great variety of climates, and a diverse fauna and flora. In fact, Colombia is the second most bio-diverse country in the world! It has diverse marine and coastal ecosystems which cover 95% of the continental platform, among other splendors. Despite its painful past, millions of innocent people dead, and a murky doubt of what the future holds, Colombia has something which most countries do not have: Its people. People who never lose hope of attaining peace and who smile amidst the blunders of war, terrorism, and unneeded atrocities. The countryâ€™s civil war with Marxist guerrilla
forces has reigned for over sixty years, and despite the unrelenting efforts of some presidents, no one has yet claimed victory. Aside for its people, its splendorous natural beauty has taken an enormous blow. Despite the uneven balance of favorable odds, the commemorable efforts of international organizations, La Fundacion Biocolombia (Biocolombia Foundation), and the Colombian government have managed to conserve the countryâ€™s natural patrimony. Projects such as established natural preserves and eco-tourism have given Mother Nature a new hope of staying alive. National parks such as Tayrona, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Farallones de Cali, Katios, among others have distinguished themselves for conserving the countryâ€™s bio-diversity and ecosystem. Every year, millions of tourists come to Colombia excited to douse themselves in its natural beauty, and the warmth of its people who never lose hope of one day screaming at the top of their lungs: COLOMBIA IN PEACE!
Flats Fishing in Cayo Cruz By Dr. Mart铆n Ar贸stegui
My guide Nelson pushed our skiff slowly and quietly though the crystal clear waters of a flat in Cayo Cruz when suddenly he pointed at a large tarpon swimming leisurely on the right side of the boat. Nelson positioned the boat so I could make a good fly cast. The fly landed just in front of the fish, I stripped twice and the fish took the fly, the line came tight and the fish exploded into the air in a great display of acrobatics. The fight was on! This beautiful tarpon jumped at least ten times. The fight lasted about forty minutes until the majestic fish was boat side. Nelson and I jumped into the shallow water, took some photos and released the tarpon unharmed. The same day I caught bonefish, big jacks and mutton snappers on fly, all released alive.
My fellow IGFA team members, president Rob Kramer and conservation director Jason Schratwieser had similarly great experiences while fishing on another skiff. On the third day of fishing, they released over thirty bonefish on fly.
While visiting Cuba to work on the historic Hemingway Billfish Tournament, we were invited by our friend, IGFA Representative and head of Avalon Fishing Centers Giuseppe Omegna to visit Cayo Cruz and fish the flats for a few days. We also had the opportunity to visit Avalon’s new guide school. Avalon is providing a great opportunity for young people to become fishing guides that can then get a good paying job in Avalon’s multiple great fishing destinations in Cuba. I had the opportunity to bring one of the young student guides along in my skiff with my guide Nelson all three days that we fished. I really enjoyed exchanging ideas with the young students about fly fishing and guiding in general. The IGFA is very interested in this concept of developing sustainable ways to fish and help the local communities at the same time. Learning more about how this school is conducted was an important part of our stay. During our visit to Cayo Cruz, we stayed at a great old house in the sugar mill town of Jaronú, now called Brazil. Avalon converted this beautiful property to a hotel for all the fishing guests. The service and food were truly outstanding.
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CHANGES IN HEALTH CARE REFORM
Unfortunately everything is very uncertain. Changes are happening daily and many more should be coming our way. Letsâ€™ mention some that will be in effect by 2015. Companies of 50 employees or more will have an extension until the year 2015, in which they will have to provide health insurance that is accessible with minimum value to full time employees and their children up to the age of 26. Those who do not comply will be subject to penalties. Some religious groups will not have to comply with the law. Native Americans will be exempted from the individual health mandate. The federal government, through previous treaty obligations, assumes responsibility for Native Americans in the areas of health, education and housing, which are extended to the new law allowing them a unique treatment. Inmates are also exempted.
Victims of domestic violence will not have to comply with the new law. Victims of natural disasters are also exempted. The new maximum out of pocket expense that insureds have to pay will have an extension until 2015. These changes affect millions of citizens that do fall under the mandates of the health reform, making them vulnerable to this law. They will have to obtain health insurance, either through an individual policy or through the Exchange. Those who qualify, will be able to use the subsidies to buy private insurance through the Exchange. Penalties will continue for those who do not comply with the law. The federal government does not have all the funds available to fully fund Health care reform. At the same time there is a big dissatisfaction among the population due to these new changes, which in the long run create an unjust situation. Therefore, more changes are expected before the end of the year. Even if you belong to one of the groups just mentioned, that does not mean you need to be unprotected. We always have to find the best way we can keep some kind of coverage because we are not exempt from a sickness or accident. Keep yourself informed.
Carmen N. Crespo, LUTCF Pres. Terra Insurance & Financial Services Health Chairman for NAIFA â€œNational Association of Insurance and Financial Advisorsâ€?
Roberto Guerra, creator of La Caja China, was presented on the Show “Martha Stewart presents: Secrets of great chefs Grill” which aired popular show on the Hallmark channel and lasted 60 minutes, in Stewart’s farm in New York. The show was attended by Guerra and five renowned chefs, who created and cooked a special recipe of barbecue with Martha Stewart for a private holiday that it celebrated in his farm. “Has been a pleasure working with Martha Stewart.” “It is a very nice person who has all my respect and friendship,” said Roberto Guerra.
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New study uses o-DISC to show that larvae of cardinal fish, damselfish use olfactory cues as triggers How tiny fish larvae travel away from the reef, then knows how to navigate their way back home is a scientific mystery. A new study led by Dr. Claire Paris, Professor at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science conducted at One Tree Island in the Great Barrier Reef is helping to shed some light on the topic. Working with colleagues from UM, Boston University, Laboratoire Oceanographique de Villefranche, James Cook University and Oldenburg University, the team has established that reef fish larvae can smell the presence of coral reefs from as far as several kilometers offshore, and use this odor to find home. Members of the research team had established earlier that reef fish larvae could discriminate between the odors of different nearby reefs while preferring the odor of the reef where they were settling (Gerlach et al. Proceedings from the National Academy of Science, 2007). However, these experiments were done under controlled conditions in a shore-based laboratory. “In this collaborative study we expanded our work to demonstrate that the odor responses can also be detected under the field conditions,” said Dr. Jelle Atema, Boston University Professor of Biology. “This establishes for the first time that reef fish larvae discriminate odor in situ.”
The current study, which appears in the August 28 edition of PLOS-ONE, was designed to test the response of larvae in a natural open ocean setting using an outflow plume from One Tree Island. Using light traps, the team collected settlement-stage larvae from cardinalfish [Apogonidae] and damselfish [Pomacentridae]. In deployments to the north and south of One Tree Island, single larvae were observed in the central chamber of an o-DISC (ocean Drifting In Situ Chamber,) a unique device created in Parisâ€™ laboratory that is composed of circular behavioral arena transparent to light, sound and small scale turbulence. The light-weight piece of equipment was set adrift in the water column and the swimming activity and bearing of the larva was recorded using an underwater motion sensing and imaging system. The o-DISC tracked larval movement and orientation using odor cues from the environment. Species from the two reef-fish families reacted very differently to the olfactory stimulus. Cardinalfish tended to speed up their movement in response to odors in the plume, but their orientation toward the reef was not apparent. They zigzag within the o-DISC chamber, which led the researchers to believe they were using infotaxis, or sporadic odor cues, in their attempt to orient. In contrast, damselfish slowed their swim speeds, and there was orientation along the shoreline and toward the west. They seemed
to be moving with a compass, triggered by the odor stimulus. “Ocean currents do not appear to influence the orientation of fish larvae,” said Paris. “They do not provide a frame of reference since larvae are transported within. Instead, we find that fish larvae navigate by detecting turbulent odor signals transported kilometers away from the reef. Subsequently they switch to a directional cue, perhaps magnetic or acoustic, which allows them to find the reef.” Other fish, including mature sharks and freshwater juvenile salmon navigate using olfactory signals, but this is the first study to report that fish larvae use similar odor cues. “The implications of this study are tremendous, because we have to take into account the impact that human activities might have on the smells contained within the ocean. If these larvae cannot get their ‘wake up’ cues to orient back toward the reef they may stay out at sea and become easy prey before finding home,” said Paris. The results of the study are reported in the open access journal PLOS ONE. Development of the o-DISC was funded through the National Science Foundation OCE-0512167 & OTIC-1155698. For more information, please visit www.rsmas.miami.edu. Photo of o-DISC by Michael Kingsford. Video of o-DISC available by contacting email@example.com.
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Travel and Exploration Director of Sol y Mar Magazine Travel and Exploration Director of Sol y Mar Magazine He is a medical doctor by profession who, for many years, worked as a specialist in emergency medicine. His life has been devoted also to professional fishing. Dr. Aróstegui, member of the Board of Trustees of the International Game & Fishing Association (IGFA), is the holder of more than 400 fishing world records, including 200 with fly-fishing equipment, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Dr. Arostegui is also a professional photographer specializing in fishing and nature. He is currently the Director of Travel and Exploration for our magazine, for which he travels to different regions of the world to capture with his lens the most beautiful images that human eyes have ever seen.
Pat Ford is considered the best sport fishing photographer in the United States of America. He graduated as a lawyer from the Columbia University School of Law in 1965. He is currently a senior litigation lawyer in the courts of Florida, as well as a photographer with a passion for fishing. Pat Ford has traveled extensively throughout the world and has won 32 world records in several fishing tournaments held by the IGFA. He is the author of “The Best Fly-Fishing Trips Money Can Buy” which tells about different places he would rather go fishing with a fly hook.
Aviator and Aerial Professional Photographer A pilot for many years, specializing in aerial photography. The perspective of buildings and man-made structures, coupled with an appreciation of nature, inspire him to capture on aerial photos what his eyes behold from above so that others may enjoy them, too. His preference is to take aerial photos of coastal locations because they have a visual impact that is very special to him from a professional point of view. For Nick Faroy, rock formations and marine life are, indeed a impressive and beautiful scenes worthy of admiration.
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Enrico Ghedini was born in 1974 and lives in Bologna, Italy. He is a globetrotter angler and a fishing writer with passion. He has traveled the four continents. He is a lure and fly angler mainly, but he also likes bottom fishing and live baiting. Enrico fishes in freshwater in Europe and Italy, and in salt and freshwater when traveling to tropical locations to target specific species. Enrico is involved in www.insidefishing.it. Their main activity is to organize lure-fishing tournaments to promote recreational angling among young people and to promote catch and release as well as ethical fishing techniques.
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Information specialist for the Agency for Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration USA (NOAA). She has experience in scientific information, preparation of documents and scientific documentation, editing and reviewing scientific literature and finding information on specialized topics, among other things. She received a Masters in Biological Science from the University of Havana Cuba in 1980, a Masters in Marine Policy from theUniversity of Miami, Florida in 1997, as well as a Masters in Information from Florida State University in 1998.
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Writer, naturalist, artist and professional diver. He studied at the Cuban Naval Academy, been later part of the underwater search and rescue team. He worked at the National Aquarium of Cuba drawing fish for scientific publications worldwide. Creator and writer of the series of nature documentaries PROJECT 5, in the 80’s. He has also worked for different magazines and digital magazines on topics related to the sea and the environment. Cameraman, editor and specialist in underwater recordings have won four Emmy Awards. Favorite hobbies: stay under water, the investigation and search for lost treasures.
A freelance writer, editor, and fishing personality whose byline has appeared in Fly Rod & Reel, Salt Water Sportsman, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters and numerous other outdoor publications. Steve also worked as a guide, while hosting a drive-time radio show. Plus, he’s appeared in a number of television episodes that showcased his particular specialty—fly fishing from land for inshore species. Steve just finished a book titled Landcaptain; the Secrets of Fishing South Florida on Foot for Wild River Press that’s due out later this year.
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The Port of San Diego successfully completed the panel testing phase of the Safer Alternatives to Copper Antifouling Paints Project. This extensive studyâ€™s first phase evaluated 46 coatings on fiberglass panels over a four month period. Of the 18 zinc-based, 4 organic-biocide and 24 non-biocide paints, Vivid Free from Pettit Marine Paint was selected as one of the top-performing anitfoulants, and now moves into the projectâ€™s second phase where it will be tested on a boat hull. Employing the latest biocide technology and a unique controlled erosion process, EPA-approved Vivid Free is completely free of copper. Offered in 24 vibrant colors, it can be safely used on fiberglass, aluminum and wood hulls to protect against slime, algae, barnacles and other marine fouling. Boats using non-oxidizing Vivid Free can be hauled and re-launched without recoating. www.pettitpaint.com
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SUPER-BRIGHT LIGHTING COMES IN SMALL PACKAGE
Now, quality deck lighting is delivered with a super-slim lamp profile. Though compact in size, the new Spreader Light from Aqualuma Marine Lighting shines an abundance of light over the places it’s needed most. This Spreader Light is a small, high-powered floodlight capable of illuminating entire cockpits and rear decks with a very wide beam. Extremely energy efficient, it contains nine LEDs for optimum brightness. It is manufactured from marine-grade aluminum and anodized for maximum resistance to corrosion. Internally driven, this economical light requires a 12 or 24V DC power source, while drawing less than 1.4 amps at 12V. It’s also reverse polarity protected. Featuring a low-cost installation, the Spreader Light comes with 12’ of tinned, submersible cable. www.aqualuma.com
WEBASTO PROVIDES CHRIS-CRAFT WITH ITS FIRST EVER MARINE SUNROOF
Not only is Chris-Craft launching a new boat model, the Corsair 36 Hard Top, but it’s the boatbuilder’s first model with a sunroof. For such a monumental first, Chris-Craft chose Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America’s Series 60 Marine Roof. A Webasto Series 60 Marine Roof adds open air pleasure to any craft. The roof is operated using an automotive-style mechanism that lifts the panel up before sliding, avoiding unnecessary wear to the seal. Webasto offers flush mount and top mount sunroof models.The Series 60 features a 100% watertight seal, large opening and smooth operation. This marine roof can be integrated into the deck design and can match a hatch design. www.webasto-marine.com
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Having to constantly steer a kicker or wheel for course adjustments while trolling prevents boaters from fully enjoying time on the water. Intellisteer wireless steering packages from Canada Metal (Pacific) put steering control into a handheld pendant. Intellisteer offers push-button steering at trolling speeds for freedom while fishing or cruising. Designed for do-it-yourself installation, the handheld unit and receiver can be paired in the field from over one million control codes to enhance security. The receiver/motor controller has a motor drive capability up to 25A, overload protection and reverse polarity protection. www.canmet.com
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