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DENR: Fish Die Off Likely Caused By Parasite

DENR: Fish Die Off Likely Caused By Parasite

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] today released preliminary findings on the cause of the major fish die-off event that has been occurring around the Island this month, saying that the “cause of death appeared to be the same gill parasite that was identified in the last major fish die-off – Brooklynella.” “This... Read more of this article

Photos: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

Photos: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources confirmed they have received a number of reports of dead fish washing up on shorelines around the island, and said “the current die-off event is affecting a large number of fishes from a wide range of species” and it is “too early to speculate about possible causes.” After a... Read more of this article

Red Hind Research Program Prize Winner

Red Hind Research Program Prize Winner

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources have announced that Alex Wilks is the recipient of a $500 gift certificate for Masters Ltd that was offered by the Department to encourage the return of tags from their Red Hind research tagging program. A spokesperson said, “Marine Resources Officers have been... Read more of this article

Photos: BAC Holds Junior Fishing Tournament

Photos: BAC Holds Junior Fishing Tournament

Over 120 children signed up to participate the 6th Annual Bermuda Anglers Club Junior Fishing Tournament, with fish caught ranging from a 50lb plus wahoo to a 4oz pinfish, that was returned alive to the waters of Hamilton Harbour after being quickly and carefully weighed. Club President and Tournament Director Kip Froud commented that having One Communications... Read more of this article

Cap Of 500 Recreational Lobster Diver Licences

Cap Of 500 Recreational Lobster Diver Licences

Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown announced a cap on the number of recreational lobster divers for the 2017-2018 season, which opens September 1, 2017, saying the “number of licences will be capped at 500, approximately the same number of divers licensed for the 2016-17 season.” “Divers who held a licence during the past 2016-17 season... Read more of this article

Annual Junior Fishing Tournament On Sunday

Annual Junior Fishing Tournament On Sunday

The sixth annual Junior Fishing Tournament, run by the Bermuda Anglers Club [BAC], will be held on Sunday [Aug 20] on a rain or shine basis, with fishing to begin at 8.30am. A spokesperson said, “On Sunday, August 20th, boys and girls 16 years of age and under can compete in the Junior Fishing Tournament run by the Bermuda Anglers Club. “No... Read more of this article

Ministry: Fisheries Regulations, Protected Areas

Ministry: Fisheries Regulations, Protected Areas

The Ministry of Home Affairs advised that, following recent amendments to the Fisheries [Protected Areas] Order 2000, the Red Hind aggregation areas within the Seasonally Protected Areas will be open to fishing from today [Aug 15], however the extended closure areas around Black Grouper aggregations will remain closed to fishing until December 1st. A... Read more of this article

Junior Fishing Tournament On August 20th

Junior Fishing Tournament On August 20th

The sixth annual Junior Fishing Tournament is set to take place later this month, with the event — run by the Bermuda Anglers Club [BAC] — open to all boys and girls 16 years of age or under. “The tournament will be held on Sunday 20th August 2017 on a rain or shine basis and kids will be able to start fishing at 8.30am in the morning.... Read more of this article

Groundswell Lionfish Tournament Set For July 22

Groundswell Lionfish Tournament Set For July 22

The 2017 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 22 and will see the invasive lionfish captured, recorded, and served to attending crowds. The 7th Annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament takes place at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science with the tournament kicking off at sunup and all boats must be at the BIOS dock for the... Read more of this article

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