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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

BEST Reminds Public Of Sustainable Fishing

BEST Reminds Public Of Sustainable Fishing

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is reminding the public to practice sustainable fishing in order to ensure that local fish continue to be available for everyone. A BEST spokesperson said, “Please practice sustainable fishing habits; ensure local fish continue to be available for everyone’s future enjoyment!“Spearfishing... Read more of this article

Relicensing Period For Fishing Vessels Extended

Relicensing Period For Fishing Vessels Extended

Vessel safety inspections for commercial fishing vessels have been suspended and the relicensing period for commercial fishing vessels has been extended, and the new deadline will be April 30th 2020. A Government spokesperson said, “As a safety measure to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Annual Tropical Fish Show

Photos & Results: Annual Tropical Fish Show

The Bermuda Fry-Angle Aquarium Society held its annual Tropical Fish Show on Saturday [Nov 16] at the First Baptist Church in Devonshire. This year’s winners include:Jefferson Colby Sousa – Best in Show, Best Reserve, Best Cichlid in Show, Best Catfish, Best in Division 4.Lori Dunstan – Best Livebearers, Anabantoids & True... Read more of this article

Annual Tropical Fish Show Set For Tomorrow

Annual Tropical Fish Show Set For Tomorrow

The Bermuda Fry-Angle Aquarium Society will hold its annual Tropical Fish Show tomorrow [Nov 16] from 10.00am to 4.00pm at the First Baptist Church in Devonshire. The event poster says, “Come and see Bermuda’s most beautiful and unusual fish on display and in competition. “Show your own best fish. Entry forms are available on fryangle.com... Read more of this article