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Video: Eater Highlights Lionfish & Fishermen

Video: Eater Highlights Lionfish & Fishermen

The popular food-focused Eater media channel has featured Bermuda fishermen and chefs and their work in the effort to fight the invasive lionfish. The Eater story said,”In the Atlantic Ocean, lionfish are an invasive species that eat many fish in local waters. Bermuda-based fishermen and chefs have found a way to help curb that: “We’ve got... Read more of this article

Chiko & T’s Win Lionfish Chowder Competition

Chiko & T’s Win Lionfish Chowder Competition

Chiko & T’s, the winners of the Eat’Um to Beat’Um Lionfish Chowder Competition, have revealed some of the secrets to their success, saying they kept the chowder “old fashioned and traditional” and  ”only used fresh ingredients.” Held at the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] last week, Chiko & T’s beat out... Read more of this article

Over 500 People Attend Lionfish Chowder Event

Over 500 People Attend Lionfish Chowder Event

Chiko&T’s Restaurant won both the People’s Choice and Judge’s Awards at the BZS Lionfish Chowder competition, while The Cloud at the Waterfront, Wahoo’s Bistro, the Loren and the Spot Restaurant claimed second and third place honours. A spokesperson said, “On Saturday [Feb 18], the Bermuda Zoological Society held their first Eat’Um... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: BZS Lionfish Chowder Competition

Photos/Video: BZS Lionfish Chowder Competition

[Updated] The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] held an Eat’Um to Beat’Um Lionfish Chowder Competition event this afternoon [Feb 18] at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ], with crowds of people coming out to taste the various chowders. A spokesperson previously said, “The Bermuda Government has provided free admission to the BAMZ facility... Read more of this article

Lionfish Chowder Competition This Saturday

Lionfish Chowder Competition This Saturday

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] is inviting the general public to take part in an Eat’Um to Beat’Um Lionfish Chowder Competition this Saturday [Feb 18] from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ]. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Government has provided free admission to the BAMZ facility from noon onwards and... 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

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

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

Lionfish Bites Fundraiser On January 25th

Lionfish Bites Fundraiser On January 25th

The Bermuda Zoological Society, Bermuda Lionfish Taskforce, and Bermuda Tourism Authority will be hosting a fundraiser entitled “Lionfish Bites” on Saturday, January 25, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. An online promo said, “An evening of lionfish canapes and other tasty treats expertly prepared by celebrity... Read more of this article

Fortune Highlight Rosedon’s Lionfish Cuisine

Fortune Highlight Rosedon’s Lionfish Cuisine

In an article titled “How a Bermuda Restaurant Is Using Its Menu to Support Local Reefs,” Fortune has highlighted Rosedon’s lionfish offering, saying that “by adding lionfish to the menu, the restaurant is encouraging the local fishing community to target the species, thus helping to eradicate the invasive fish and stop it from... Read more of this article

Atlantic Lionshare’s ROV Helps Remove Lionfish

Atlantic Lionshare’s ROV Helps Remove Lionfish

The Atlantic Lionshare team recently developed a remotely operated vehicle dubbed The Reef Sweeper that has removed more than 1,000 lionfish from the Bermuda Platform so far this year, with more removal work planned to take place in the future. A spokesperson said, “By now, most members of the Bermudian public will be aware of the invasion of... Read more of this article

Heatwave Lionfish Tournament On August 18

Heatwave Lionfish Tournament On August 18

The Bermuda Lionfish Task Force and Blue Water Divers & Watersports are getting set to present the Heatwave Lionfish Tournament Sunday, August 18 from 6.00am to 3.00pm, with the weigh-in being held from 3.00pm to 6.00pm at Robinson’s Marina, Somerset Bridge. A spokesperson said, “It’s summertime; in August, the water temperatures are as... Read more of this article

Bermuda Lionfish Task Force Donates To BZS

Bermuda Lionfish Task Force Donates To BZS

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] announced today that the Bermuda Lionfish Task Force [BLTF] has sponsored the Lionfish exhibit at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo’s [BAMZ]. “In 2000, the lionfish was first discovered in Bermuda in a tide pool at Devonshire Bay and kept in a private aquarium. Entered into the Agricultural Exhibition... Read more of this article

Photos: 849 Lionfish Caught In Winter Derby

Photos: 849 Lionfish Caught In Winter Derby

Bermuda’s 5th annual Winter Lionfish Derby was a huge success again this year, with some 849 lionfish caught, as locals gathered to take part in the month long competition, having fun while also helping to remove the invasive species from Bermuda’s waters. “With great weather to start the year, local lionfish hunters got a quick start... Read more of this article

Over 100 Lionfish Caught In Guardians Derby

Over 100 Lionfish Caught In Guardians Derby

Guardians of the Reef hosted the 3rd annual Bermuda Fall Lionfish Derby recently, with the culling competition also marking the island’s second ‘Reef Sanctioned Derby’ where all participants must be part of a 2-4 person team lead by a Team Captain, with a total 103 lionfish caught during the event. Each Team Captain attended one of two meeting... Read more of this article

Bermuda Fall Lionfish Derby Begins On Nov 9th

Bermuda Fall Lionfish Derby Begins On Nov 9th

Guardians of the Reef will be hosting the third annual Bermuda Fall Lionfish Derby this coming weekend which will also be the island’s second ‘REEF Sanctioned Derby’ that follows a specific framework and requires all participants to be part of a 2-4 person team lead by a Team Captain. This four day lionfish culling competition begins on Friday... Read more of this article