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Collaboration To Reduce Lionfish Population

Collaboration To Reduce Lionfish Population

It is often said that good things come in groups of three, and that might be the case for a trio of research projects aimed at reducing a threat to Bermuda’s marine biodiversity: the invasive lionfish. BIOS said, “While many invasive species disrupt natural ecosystems by spreading disease or competing for food and habitat, lionfish are particularly... Read more of this article

Video: US Show Looks At Lionfish In Bermuda

Video: US Show Looks At Lionfish In Bermuda

The American morning television program ‘America’s Morning Headquarters’ [AMHQ] recently highlighted Bermuda and the robots that are helping decrease our lionfish population. Host Katie Linendoll says: “When you touch down on the tiny island of Bermuda you quickly become captivated by the picturesque quality of the island. Some... Read more of this article

Short Film On Lionfish To Screen At BIFF

Short Film On Lionfish To Screen At BIFF

The short film “Lionfish: From Predator to Plate,” which aims to highlight “the fact that the simplest way to solve the issue was to eat them,” will be screening at the Bermuda International Film Festival on Saturday, March 24. A spokesperson said, “Almost a year ago, we set off on a journey to tell the story of the invasive... Read more of this article

Photos: Fourth Winter Lionfish Derby A Success

Photos: Fourth Winter Lionfish Derby A Success

The fourth Winter Lionfish Derby, sponsored by Conyers Imports was held from January 1 through January 31, with a wrap-up party and awards ceremony taking place at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] recently. A spokesperson said, “Here’s a few things about the very successful winter Lionfish Derby. For starters, we had 60 people... Read more of this article

BLTF Provide $10,000 For Atlantic Lionshare

BLTF Provide $10,000 For Atlantic Lionshare

The Bermuda Lionfish Taskforce [BLTF] has recently awarded Atlantic Lionshare Ltd $10,000 as part of their mission to control the invasive lionfish population in Bermuda by supporting research, education, outreach, awareness, detection and removal efforts. “The BLTF has been closely following the activities of Atlantic Lionshare Ltd, a local Bermudian... Read more of this article

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

Regiment Divers To Spearhead Lionfish Derby

Regiment Divers To Spearhead Lionfish Derby

Royal Bermuda Regiment divers will this weekend spearhead a lionfish derby designed to take out as many of the invasive predators as possible. The RBR Underwater Task Force has teamed up with the Bermuda Lionfish Task Force for a team competition to help wipe out the fish, originally from the Pacific, that prey on native fish that keep the island’s... Read more of this article

BUEI: ‘Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry’

BUEI: ‘Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] Talks series is getting set to present “Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry” with Dr. Corey Eddy on Thursday, July 27, beginning at 7.30pm at BUEI Auditorium. The events poster says, “Over the past several years, Corey’s research has revealed a lot about Bermuda’s marine environment,... Read more of this article

Groundswell Lionfish Tournament On July 22

Groundswell Lionfish Tournament On July 22

The 2017 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament is set to be held on Saturday, July 22 at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] Ferry Reach, running from 2.30pm to 7.30pm, with weigh-in at 3.00pm. A spokesperson said, “The event will include the lionfish handling demo, lionfish tasting, with buzz serving an assortment of lionfish prepared fresh... 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

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