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Spring Lionfish Tournament Sees 30lbs Caught

Spring Lionfish Tournament Sees 30lbs Caught

Bermuda’s first spring lionfish tournament took place over the weekend, with the successful event seeing 25 people registering to enter, about 30lbs of fish being hauled from the waters in 24 hours and more than 50 people attending the weigh-in and prize giving event on Saturday. “An important aspect of this tournament is that is has been organized... Read more of this article

Undersea Robot To Combat Lionfish Problem

Undersea Robot To Combat Lionfish Problem

The non-profit group RSE: Robots in Service of the Environment is unveiling the Guardian LF1, an affordable unmanned undersea robot designed to control the population of invasive lionfish in the Atlantic. Designed to cost less than $1000 and go below sport diver depth down to 400 feet, the Guardian LF1 fully functioning prototypes can stun and collect... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda’s Newest Shipwreck ‘Corinthian’

Video: Bermuda’s Newest Shipwreck ‘Corinthian’

The Niobe Corinthian ship was towed away from Marginal Wharf and sunk, becoming Bermuda’s newest shipwreck, with the Corinthian shipwreck now part of the Bermuda Dive Sites Programme, with a 200 metre no fishing protected area status. The original plan for the Niobe Corinthian was to circumvent Bermuda’s laws which prohibited gambling by taking... Read more of this article

Earlier Closure Period For The “Hind Grounds”

Earlier Closure Period For The “Hind Grounds”

The Ministry of the Environment advises that fishing in the Seasonally Protected Areas, also known as the “Hind Grounds” and “Grouper Grounds”, will be prohibited from 15 April 2017 in order to protect spawning Red Hinds. A spokesperson said, “In recent years, there appears to have been a shift in when Red Hind first aggregate for the season,... Read more of this article

Greenrock On Illegal Fishing Study & Marine EEZ

Greenrock On Illegal Fishing Study & Marine EEZ

“Bermuda’s EEZ should be protected” with a “no-take EEZ marine conservation area in the shape of a donut from at least 50 miles from the island to the outer reaches of our EEZ, an area in which all fishing and/or other environmental exploitation is banned,” Greenrock said.A spokesperson said, “The world recoiled in horror... Read more of this article

Tourism Forward: ‘Fishing Off The Rocks’

Tourism Forward: ‘Fishing Off The Rocks’

[Part of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s ‘Tourism Forward’ series] If you grew up fishing off the rocks in Bermuda, Bryan Harvey is determined to have you rediscover that experience Sunday on the Railway Trail in Hamilton Parish. He’s part of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s Rediscover the Rail Trail event so that the experience he began offering... Read more of this article

Photos: Fishermen Catch Large Blue Marlin

Photos: Fishermen Catch Large Blue Marlin

[Written by Don Burgess] “It’s a total shock!” - That was the reaction from brothers Allan and Delvin Bean when they caught a huge blue marlin earlier this week. The Beans were in the boat Nothing’s Easy in between Argus and Challenger Banks when they received a tug on their line. Delvin told Bernews, “We knew we had something special form... Read more of this article

Monitoring Our Marine Exclusive Economic Zone

Monitoring Our Marine Exclusive Economic Zone

“In a world where some 90 percent of fish stocks are either fully or over exploited, it is our responsibility to manage the resources under our care sustainably and to establish to what extent our resources are under threat from outside fishing fleets,” Environment Minister Cole Simons said in the House of Assembly today.Minister Simons... Read more of this article

‘Probability Of Illegal Fishing In Our EEZ Is Low’

‘Probability Of Illegal Fishing In Our EEZ Is Low’

The Ministry of the Environment said they “received a preliminary analysis of three years’ worth of Automatic Identification System [AIS] data that shows the probability of illegal fishing in our 200-mile exclusive economic zone [EEZ] appears to be low.” “For the first time, Bermuda has the advantage of a real picture of the kind... Read more of this article

Ministry: Increase In Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Ministry: Increase In Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

There has been an increase in reported cases of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning, with 16 people affected by symptoms consistent with CFP between November 22, 2016 and December 20, 2016, the Government said.The statement said, “The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] [Ministry of Health and Seniors], and the Department of Environment and Natural... Read more of this article

Photos: 185 Lionfish Caught At Fall Safari Event

Photos: 185 Lionfish Caught At Fall Safari Event

The Guardians of the Reef hosted the first annual Bermuda Fall Lionfish Safari recently, with the culling also marking the island’s first ‘REEF.org Sanctioned Derby,’ which follows a specific format that requires all participants to be part of a 2-4 person team lead by a team captain. Each team captain attended a captains meeting in advance,... Read more of this article

Photos: Fry-Angle Aquarium Society Fish Show

Photos: Fry-Angle Aquarium Society Fish Show

The Bermuda Fry-Angle Aquarium Society held its Annual Trophy Fish Show today [Nov 5] at the Peace Lutheran Church Hall located on South Road in Paget. The Society is an organisation of individuals whose common interest is the keeping of tropical fish, and the show featured a wide variety of species. Awards are presented to adults and juniors for different... Read more of this article

Fourteen Pound Lobster Caught And Released

Fourteen Pound Lobster Caught And Released

A massive 14 pound lobster was recently caught in Bermuda’s waters by Sanctuary Marine, with the super sized lobster released after being caught accidentally. In explaining how the lobster was caught, Sanctuary Marine’s Captain Matthew Jones told Bernews, “The lobster was caught accidentally on a live white grunt while hand-line fishing... Read more of this article