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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

Video: ‘Eat Lionfish Chefs Throwdown’ Event

Video: ‘Eat Lionfish Chefs Throwdown’ Event

The Commissioner’s House in Dockyard played host to the Eat Lionfish Chefs Throwdown, an event organized by 11th Hour Racing to help raise awareness of the issue of lionfish, a serious threat to marine habitats in Bermuda and, increasingly, around the world. All six America’s Cup teams were represented at the event which featured celebrity chefs... Read more of this article

Marine Expo Profile:  Lionfish Task Force

Marine Expo Profile: Lionfish Task Force

In the sixth in a series of profiles of vendors who will be taking part in the St. George’s Marine Expo on Sunday, April 23rd, we spotlight Bermuda Lionfish Task Force.1. What is the name of your organization? We are the Bermuda Lionfish Task Force. 2. What does your organization specialize in? The Bermuda Lionfish Task Force is a mechanism to... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Eat Lionfish Chefs Throwdown’ Event

Photos: ‘Eat Lionfish Chefs Throwdown’ Event

Chefs committed to sustainability competed last night [April 19] at the National Museum of Bermuda to see who has the tastiest solution to the problem of invasive lionfish at the ‘Eat Lionfish Chefs Throwdown’ event at the Commissioner’s House in Dockyard. Organized by 11th Hour Racing, the Chefs’ Throwdown brought together all of the... 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

College Culinary Students Paired With AC Chefs

College Culinary Students Paired With AC Chefs

Bermuda College said they are proud to celebrate 12 of their Culinary Arts students who have been chosen to pair with America’s Cup celebrity chefs for the Lionfish 11th Hour Cook-off Event at the Commissioner’s House in Dockyard, on April 19th. “Seeking to raise awareness of environmental issues through sports teams, Chairman of the event,... Read more of this article

Celebrity Chefs Join Fight Against Lionfish

Celebrity Chefs Join Fight Against Lionfish

Celebrity chefs committed to sustainability will compete to see who has the tastiest solution to the problem of invasive lionfish at the #EatLionfish Chefs’ Throwdown, to be held at the National Museum of Bermuda on April 19, ahead of Earth Day. Organized by 11th Hour Racing, the Chefs’ Throwdown brings together all the teams competing in the 35th... Read more of this article

Photos: 185 Lionfish Caught At Fall Safari Event

Photos: 185 Lionfish Caught At Fall Safari Event

The Guardians of the Reef hosted the first annual Bermuda Fall Lionfish Safari recently, with the culling also marking the island’s first ‘REEF.org Sanctioned Derby,’ which follows a specific format that requires all participants to be part of a 2-4 person team lead by a team captain. Each team captain attended a captains meeting in advance,... Read more of this article

Video: Local Lionfish Experts On PBS Newshour

Video: Local Lionfish Experts On PBS Newshour

Bermuda is featured in a PBS Newshour program about invasive lionfish, with scenes of the island shown, while local marine experts, in conjunction with visiting scientists, appear in a five minute segment that also reveals plans for a prototype lionfish-culling undersea robot. Bermuda’s lionfish experts included in the PBS program are Dr. Gretchen... Read more of this article

Video: Annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

Video: Annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

At the sixth annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament, a record number of participants hit the waters to help keep the island’s reefs safe from the invasive species. Crowds packed into the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] to witness the catch, learn about the dangerous breed, and enjoy a lionfish cookout. The Bermuda Broadcasting Company... Read more of this article

BUEI’s Lionfish Display Opens At Gorham’s

BUEI’s Lionfish Display Opens At Gorham’s

On Thursday, July 14, BUEI’s travelling lionfish exhibit officially opened at the entrance to Gorham’s flagship store in Hamilton. On hand for the opening were Gorham’s General Manager Andrew Mackay, Lionfish Taskforce member and Head of the Bermuda Lionfish Culling Program Corey Eddy, Head of BUEI Exhibits Russell de Moura, and Head of BUEI Marketing... Read more of this article

Fishermen Using Experimental Lionfish Traps

Fishermen Using Experimental Lionfish Traps

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is advising the public that several commercial fishermen will be using “experimental lionfish traps” this summer, and said boaters are asked to be careful to avoid these traps. Currently, traps are located east of St. David’s Head in approximately 25-28 fathoms [150-168ft] of water; however,... Read more of this article

155 Lionfish Entered In Bermuda Winter Derby

155 Lionfish Entered In Bermuda Winter Derby

The 2016 Winter Lionfish Derby was held from January 1 through January 30, wrapping up with a party and award ceremony following reports of 176 lionfish and 155 entered into the derby. More than 30 people participated, representing a five times increase from participation in last year’s event. Most of the lionfish were caught along the south shore... Read more of this article