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Aerial Video: Big Game Classic Fishing Boats

Aerial Video: Big Game Classic Fishing Boats

The 2022 Bermuda Triple Crown event is being held this month – with 35 boats and over 200 crew from around the world taking part — and the Bermuda Big Game Classic portion is now underway, and a look at some of the boats heading out on Friday morning is below. The organisers previously said, “Boats and participants competing in the... Read more of this article

Team Uno Mas Wins Billfish Release Cup

Team Uno Mas Wins Billfish Release Cup

Team Uno Mas, a 77’ Willis Yacht with Captain Brooks Smith and mate Eric Rojas, won the Bermuda Billfish Release Cup, which is part of the 2022 Bermuda Triple Crown event. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Billfish Release Cup was postponed for a few days this year due to unsafe sea conditions with the tournament moving to a one day shootout on... Read more of this article

Overproof Wins 2022 Bermuda Billfish Blast

Overproof Wins 2022 Bermuda Billfish Blast

Team Overproof — which is from Bermuda and led by Captain Peter Rans — won the 2022 Bermuda Billfish Blast, which is part of the 2022 Bermuda Triple Crown event. A statement from the organisers said, “Team Overproof, a 50’ Topaz based out of Bermuda led by owner and Captain Peter Rans with mate Morgan Outerbridge, came from behind... Read more of this article

682lb Blue Marlin Caught By ‘Lunatico’ Crew

682lb Blue Marlin Caught By ‘Lunatico’ Crew

A 682 pound marlin – the largest blue marlin caught so far during the tournament – was caught by Lunatico, one of the boats taking part in the 2022 Bermuda Triple Crown. The organisers posted the image below and said, “Lunatico takes largest blue marlin of the tournament, weighing a 682 lbs fish.” Update | In announcing the results today,... Read more of this article

Dispose Of Fish Waste In Responsible Manner

Dispose Of Fish Waste In Responsible Manner

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Works and Engineering is reminding the public “that all fish waste – offal, wracks, fins and heads – must be disposed of in a conscientious and environmentally responsible manner.” A Government spokesperson said, “For locally caught fish, options include... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Bermuda Triple Crown Boats

Photos & Video: Bermuda Triple Crown Boats

The Bermuda Billfish Blast recently kicked off with 35 boats and over 200 crew from around the world who are all “competing for over $300,000 in cash plus prizes.” The event is billed as “an angler’s dream, the pursuit of world record size blue and white marlin draw some of the finest sport-fishing vessels in the Atlantic, Gulf, and Caribbean... Read more of this article

Photos: Fragrant Harbor Catches 493lb Marlin

Photos: Fragrant Harbor Catches 493lb Marlin

A 493 pound marlin was caught today [July 5] by the crew on the ‘Fragrant Harbor,’ one of the boats taking part in the 2022 Bermuda Triple Crown. According to the event website, another boat — ‘Krazy Salts’– caught one slightly larger, weighing in at 495lbs. ‘Fragrant Harbor’, which is based in Florida,... Read more of this article

35 Boats & 200 Angers/Crew In Billfish Blast

35 Boats & 200 Angers/Crew In Billfish Blast

The Bermuda Billfish Blast kicked off with 35 boats and over 200 crew from around the world, who are all “competing for over $300,000 in cash plus prizes.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Billfish Blast kicked off with 35 game boats and over 200 anglers and crew from around the world. They are competing for over $300,000 in cash plus... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Boats

Photos: Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Boats

The sport fishing boats that will take part in the upcoming Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Tournament have arrived on the Island, and a look at some of them as they arrived in the east end is below. The event is billed as “an angler’s dream, the pursuit of world record size blue and white marlin draw some of the finest sport-fishing vessels in the... Read more of this article

US Coast Guard To Assist Fisheries Enforcement

US Coast Guard To Assist Fisheries Enforcement

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda today [April 6] as “part of a multi-month fisheries enforcement operation in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Royal Bermuda Regiment and Coast Guard, and the Bermuda Police Service.” A spokesperson said, “The cutter will be... Read more of this article

354.6 Metric Tonnes Of Fish Landings In 2020

354.6 Metric Tonnes Of Fish Landings In 2020

In 2020 there were a total of 354.6 metric tonnes of fish landings — including bait and shellfish — which was a decrease from the 376.6 metric tonnes recorded in 2019. This is according to the recently released 2021 Environmental Statistics Compendium, which noted that “Fish landings, excluding bait and shellfish, totaled 289.7 metric... Read more of this article

Minister: Blue Shield To Assist Ocean Protection

Minister: Blue Shield To Assist Ocean Protection

The island is now taking part in the Blue Shield programme, which “provides comprehensive tools to the Overseas Territories to defend their seas against illegal activities and offers a suite of support,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said today. Minister Roban said, “As a small island nation, having the resources to manage and... Read more of this article

Publication Highlights Bermuda Beardfish

Publication Highlights Bermuda Beardfish

A new publication describes a beardfish species, Polymixia hollisterae, living on Bermuda’s deep slope, and notes that there “are only 10 species of Polymixia known globally so it is remarkable we have three here.” In a recent edition of the Envirotalk newsletter, Curator of the Natural History Museum Dr. Robbie Smith said, “Dr. Terry... Read more of this article

Bermuda Becomes First OT To Join Blue Shield

Bermuda Becomes First OT To Join Blue Shield

Bermuda will be the first British Overseas Territory to join Blue Shield, a “new UK Government initiative aimed at tackling illegal fishing and other unlawful activities around the UK Overseas Territories.” A Government spokesperson said, “The first line of defence: Blue Shield maritime domain awareness programme established for UK Overseas... Read more of this article

Photos: 2021 Bermuda Billfish Blast Boats

Photos: 2021 Bermuda Billfish Blast Boats

The Bermuda Billfish Blast Fishing Tournament was recently held on the Island, as part of the Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Tournament, with Team Osceola winning the event. The Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Tournament is comprised of four events; the Bermuda Billfish Blast, Bermuda Big Game Classic, the Sea Horse Anglers Club Billfish Tournament, and... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Boats

Photos: Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Boats

Some of the sport fishing boats that will take part in the upcoming Bermuda Triple Crown Fishing Tournament have arrived on the Island. The tournament, which will be held in July, will be comprised of four events; the Bermuda Billfish Blast, Bermuda Big Game Classic, the Sea Horse Anglers Club Billfish Tournament, and the Bermuda Billfish Release Cup. Related... Read more of this article