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Photos & Video:  Bermuda Billfish Blast Boats

Photos & Video: Bermuda Billfish Blast Boats

The 2024 Bermuda Billfish Blast — part of the Bermuda Triple Crown — was held this past week.The event website notes, “For decades, the blue-purple waters off the island nation of Bermuda have attracted anglers from around the world to pursue giant Atlantic blue marlin as well as a host of other species. It’s home to the Bermuda Triple Crown,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 636lb Blue Marlin On Debaitable

Photos & Video: 636lb Blue Marlin On Debaitable

The 2024 Bermuda Billfish Blast — part of the Bermuda Triple Crown — was held this week, with one of the notable catches being a 636lb blue marlin, caught on ‘Debaitable.’ The event website notes, “For decades, the blue-purple waters off the island nation of Bermuda have attracted anglers from around the world to pursue... Read more of this article

U.S. Coast Guard Returns To Bermuda

U.S. Coast Guard Returns To Bermuda

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch arrived in Bermuda on Monday, May 27, as part of ongoing operations in concert with the Bermuda Government, the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Coast Guard Unit, and Bermuda Police Services. A spokesperson said, “The U.S. Coast Guard has a multifaceted mandate, including to protect environment and living... Read more of this article

Draft Blue Prosperity Plan Consultation Extended

Draft Blue Prosperity Plan Consultation Extended

The Ministry of Home Affairs extended the consultation period for the draft Blue Prosperity Plan by an additional week. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Home Affairs announces an extension of an additional week for consultation on the draft Blue Prosperity Plan. The consultation will now close on Tuesday, 7th of May. “The... Read more of this article

Ministry: Fisheries Seasonally Protected Areas

Ministry: Fisheries Seasonally Protected Areas

The Ministry of Home Affairs is reminding commercial and recreational fishers that fishing in the Seasonally Protected Areas, also known as the “Hind Grounds” and “Grouper Grounds”, will be prohibited from 15 April through 14 August 2024 in order to protect spawning Red Hinds and Black Groupers. According to yesterday’s official notices, “The... Read more of this article

New Version Of Blue Prosperity Plan Released

New Version Of Blue Prosperity Plan Released

Bermuda’s updated Blue Prosperity Plan has just been released to the public, with officials saying that the new version “incorporates extensive stakeholder, public, and scientific feedback collected over the past year.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s updated Blue Prosperity Plan, designed to conserve and sustainably manage Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Fishermen’s Association On Proposal

Fishermen’s Association On Proposal

[Written by Patrick Bean] The Fishermen’s Association of Bermuda [FAB] has viewed, with scepticism, recent comments made in the House of Assembly by Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban. Within his statement the Minister noted that he was yet open to input from stakeholders relevant to the implementation of the Draft Blue Prosperity Plan compiled... Read more of this article

FAB Advocates For Co-Management Plan

FAB Advocates For Co-Management Plan

The Fishermen’s Association of Bermuda [FAB] proposed their “vision of what fisheries management in Bermuda could be at its best,” suggesting a “cooperative management of fisheries.” A spokesperson said, “In February 2023, Premier David Burt invited the Fishermen’s Association of Bermuda to present an alternative plan... Read more of this article

New Draft Marine Protected Area Maps

New Draft Marine Protected Area Maps

The Blue Prosperity Plan has unveiled revised draft maps for the proposed marine protected area [MPA] network which “highlight significant changes that accommodate feedback received from the commercial fishing industry.” A Government spokesperson said, “After extensive consultation, a series of new draft maps were revealed that form... Read more of this article

Govt On Marine Zone, Plans, Fishing & More

Govt On Marine Zone, Plans, Fishing & More

The Government released a statement covering aspects including the marine exclusive economic zone, Fisherman’s Association Bermuda [FAB] and more. A Government spokesperson said, “While the Government appreciates that the Fisherman’s Association Bermuda [FAB] disagree with the commitment to fully protect twenty per cent of the island’s... Read more of this article

Fishermen’s Association Respond To BOPP Plan

Fishermen’s Association Respond To BOPP Plan

The Fishermen’s Association Bermuda [FAB] has responded to the latest statement from the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme [BOPP] saying BOPP’s plan shows that it is “less about functional management and more about flashy PR statements and check-the-box style public consultation.” A spokesperson said, “BOPP might consider... Read more of this article

Work Continuing On Draft Blue Prosperity Plan

Work Continuing On Draft Blue Prosperity Plan

Since introducing the Draft Blue Prosperity Plan last year, the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme [BOPP] has “conducted extensive community outreach” and is “continuing its work to update and strengthen the document based on input received from Bermuda’s residents and local industries, including commercial fishermen.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Government On Bermuda’s Lobster Fishery

Government On Bermuda’s Lobster Fishery

“Today, the 2023 lobster season begins, and while I understand and appreciate that in our culture, lobster dinners are a highly prized meal and an eagerly anticipated addition to restaurant menus during lobster season,” explained the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban. “The extended period of below-average catch rates in the lobster... Read more of this article

Annual Junior Fishing Tournament Held

Annual Junior Fishing Tournament Held

Prize giving for the Bermuda Anglers Club Annual Junior Fishing Tournament was held today [Aug 19] at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club. Tournament Director Kip Froud said, “The tournament was a great success. We had 126 kids registered for the event, 35 percent of those who registered were girls. We had 78 kids come to the weigh-in. And... Read more of this article

Video: 2023 Bermuda Billfish Blast Highlights

Video: 2023 Bermuda Billfish Blast Highlights

Marlin Magazine has released a video highlighting the 2023 Bermuda Billfish Blast, which is part of the 2023 Bermuda Triple Crown event. The video’s description says, “A total of 37 boats fished the 2023 Bermuda Billfish Blast, which offered a total cash purse of $506,850 plus an additional $360,000 as part of the Bermuda Triple Crown series. There... Read more of this article

Photos: BAC Junior Fishing Tournament

Photos: BAC Junior Fishing Tournament

The Bermuda Anglers Club Junior Fishing Tournament was held today [Aug 13] with prizes up for grabs in several categories for boys and girls, which include fishing from the shore or from a boat. Tournament Director Kip Froud previously commented, “We are very fortunate to have a great group of sponsors for the Junior Fishing Tournament. We want... Read more of this article