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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

Simmons: Working To Protect Marine Species

Simmons: Working To Protect Marine Species

The Government is working to improve “capability to address illegal fishing and the resultant offenses against our most threatened protected marine species and habitats,” Senator Lindsay Simmons said today [Dec 9] in the Senate. Senator Simmons said, “Investigating incidents of illegal killing, injury and/or damage to our most threatened... Read more of this article

Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Parrotfish

Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Parrotfish

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is investigating a recent incident involving protected parrotfish at the east end of the island. A Government spokesperson said, “Parrotfish have been legally protected since 1993 and it is an offence under the Fisheries Act 1972 to take, kill and/or sell parrotfish, with a penalty of up to... Read more of this article

Video: Government Announce Fishing Cooperative

Video: Government Announce Fishing Cooperative

“The Government will lead stakeholders to a sustainable and empowering future for Bermudian Fishermen and the Fishing Industry, enabling them to improve their lives and better provide for their families as we grow our economy with investments in which work for Bermudians,” the Premier said today. This was stated during a press conference... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Boats

Photos: Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Boats

The Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Tournament recently took place, with teams on 15 boats fishing for a total purse of more than $240,000. The tournament was comprised of three events; the Bermuda Billfish Blast, Bermuda Big Game Classic, and the Sea Horse Anglers Club Billfish Tournament. The event website said, “The 2020 Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish... Read more of this article