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US Coast Guard To Assist Fisheries Enforcement

US Coast Guard To Assist Fisheries Enforcement

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda today [April 6] as “part of a multi-month fisheries enforcement operation in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Royal Bermuda Regiment and Coast Guard, and the Bermuda Police Service.” A spokesperson said, “The cutter will be... Read more of this article

354.6 Metric Tonnes Of Fish Landings In 2020

354.6 Metric Tonnes Of Fish Landings In 2020

In 2020 there were a total of 354.6 metric tonnes of fish landings — including bait and shellfish — which was a decrease from the 376.6 metric tonnes recorded in 2019. This is according to the recently released 2021 Environmental Statistics Compendium, which noted that “Fish landings, excluding bait and shellfish, totaled 289.7 metric... Read more of this article

Minister: Blue Shield To Assist Ocean Protection

Minister: Blue Shield To Assist Ocean Protection

The island is now taking part in the Blue Shield programme, which “provides comprehensive tools to the Overseas Territories to defend their seas against illegal activities and offers a suite of support,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said today. Minister Roban said, “As a small island nation, having the resources to manage and... Read more of this article

Publication Highlights Bermuda Beardfish

Publication Highlights Bermuda Beardfish

A new publication describes a beardfish species, Polymixia hollisterae, living on Bermuda’s deep slope, and notes that there “are only 10 species of Polymixia known globally so it is remarkable we have three here.” In a recent edition of the Envirotalk newsletter, Curator of the Natural History Museum Dr. Robbie Smith said, “Dr. Terry... Read more of this article

Bermuda Becomes First OT To Join Blue Shield

Bermuda Becomes First OT To Join Blue Shield

Bermuda will be the first British Overseas Territory to join Blue Shield, a “new UK Government initiative aimed at tackling illegal fishing and other unlawful activities around the UK Overseas Territories.” A Government spokesperson said, “The first line of defence: Blue Shield maritime domain awareness programme established for UK Overseas... Read more of this article

Photos: 2021 Bermuda Billfish Blast Boats

Photos: 2021 Bermuda Billfish Blast Boats

The Bermuda Billfish Blast Fishing Tournament was recently held on the Island, as part of the Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Tournament, with Team Osceola winning the event. The Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Tournament is comprised of four events; the Bermuda Billfish Blast, Bermuda Big Game Classic, the Sea Horse Anglers Club Billfish Tournament, and... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Boats

Photos: Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Boats

Some of the sport fishing boats that will take part in the upcoming Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Tournament have arrived on the Island. The tournament, which will be held in July, will be comprised of four events; the Bermuda Billfish Blast, Bermuda Big Game Classic, the Sea Horse Anglers Club Billfish Tournament, and the Bermuda Billfish Release Cup.Related... Read more of this article

Photos: Lady Rebecca Vessel Arrives In Bermuda

Photos: Lady Rebecca Vessel Arrives In Bermuda

The vessel Lady Rebecca recently arrived on the island, with the 68-foot sport fishing boat to take part in the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship, which will be held next month. The event website says, “An anglers dream, the pursuit of world record size blue and white marlin draw some of the finest sport-fishing vessels in the Atlantic,... Read more of this article

1215 Lionfish Caught During Winter Derby

1215 Lionfish Caught During Winter Derby

The 7th annual Winter Lionfish Derby took place from January 1st through 31st, 2021, and had 74 active participants who successfully caught 1215 lionfish – which the organisers said was “the most lionfish ever caught in Bermuda during a single month.” A spokesperson said, “Since 2013, the Bermuda Lionfish Task Force [BLTF] has brought... Read more of this article

Column: Questions About Fishing Cooperative

Column: Questions About Fishing Cooperative

[Opinion column written by BEST's Kim Smith] Following the joint public announcement on September 30th 2020 by the Government and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] about the launch of the Bermuda Triangle Fishing Cooperative [BTFC], and the stated intent to “significantly increase Bermuda’s annual local catch”, BEST reached out... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Spotlights Weldon Wade & Lionfish

Video: BTA Spotlights Weldon Wade & Lionfish

In the fifth of a series featuring ‘BTA Harvest Heroes’ for the 2021 Restaurant Weeks, the Bermuda Tourism Authority highlighted Weldon Wade. The BTA said, “Weldon Wade is helping to rid our reefs of invasive lionfish and is the Founder of an ocean conservation organization called Guardians of the Reef.”The BTA previously noted... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Spotlights Fisherman Delvin Bean

Video: BTA Spotlights Fisherman Delvin Bean

In the third of a series featuring ‘BTA Harvest Heroes’ for the 2021 Restaurant Weeks, the Bermuda Tourism Authority highlighted fisherman Delvin Bean. The BTA said, “It’s a passion for me to be a fisherman…to get up early seven days a week and try to catch a product to provide to the island.” – Delvin Bean. Celebrate... Read more of this article

Nearly 500 Lionfish Caught in Grand Prix Event

Nearly 500 Lionfish Caught in Grand Prix Event

Guardians of the Reef recently hosted the Bermuda Lionfish Grand Prix, a first in a new series of lionfish culling tournaments to the island where all registration, logging and participation is done online through an innovative angler portal and smartphone app.Fifteen teams took part in November, with 29 anglers, including both freedivers and divers... Read more of this article