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Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

While emptying a bag of lionfish they caught while diving in the Watch Hill Park and John Smith’s Bay area, local divers found a tiny octopus clinging to the side of a lionfish.In a post on social media, Weldon Wade said, “What a discovery! When freediving and culling lionfish we spear them and sometimes safely snip all the venomous spines... Read more of this article

Winter Lionfish Derby To Be Held In January

Winter Lionfish Derby To Be Held In January

The fourth Winter Lionfish Derby, sponsored by Conyers Imports, is set to be held from January 1 through January 31, with a wrap-up party and awards ceremony taking place at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] on Saturday, February 3 from 6.00pm until 9.00pm. The Derby will feature cash prizes in both freediver and SCUBA diver categories,... 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 tropical fish show this weekend at the Peace Lutheran Church in Devonshire. Sponsored by Sousa’s Landscape Management and Noah’s Ark, the event saw more than 40 entrants, with Dan Sharifi — the owner of Cichlids of the Americas, an internet-based fish provider located in Central Florida... Read more of this article

Fry-Angle Aquarium Fish Show On Nov 11

Fry-Angle Aquarium Fish Show On Nov 11

The Bermuda Fry-Angle Aquarium Society will stage its Annual Fish Show on November 11 at Peace Lutheran Church Hall in Paget. The 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 www.fryangle.com or at Noah’s Ark. “Completed... Read more of this article

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