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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

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