The 9th annual Green Turtle Cay Lionfish Derby was held at the Green Turtle Club and Marina on June 23rd and 24th. The event was started by Green Turtle Cay second home owners and Brendal’s Dive Center, and continued with the assistance of Friends of the Environment, as a way to reduce populations of invasive lionfish in Abaco waters.
Green Turtle Lionfish Derby Removes 1,100 Invasive Individuals; Eighth Year Marks Longest Running Derby
This June, Friends of the Environment hosted the 8th Annual Green Turtle Cay Lionfish Derby in partnership with The Green Turtle Club and Brendal’s Dive Center. Now marked as the world’s longest running lionfish derby, this event was started by Green Turtle second home owner and Palm Beach resident, Bobbie …
The 2015 Central Abaco Lionfish Derby removed 1,062 lionfish from Abaco waters. Lionfish are an aggressively invasive species to The Bahamas that negatively impact the ecosystem. The awards dinner was held May 30 at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour. Several lionfish dishes were prepared and served at the dinner including lionfish dip.
For the sixth year in a row, avid lionfish hunters on Green Turtle Cay set out at the crack of dawn on June 28th to participate in the world’s longest running lionfish derby. Conditions on the water could not have been better as the teams removed invasive lionfish from the Sea of Abaco on June 28.
Tyler Survance on Lil’ Big Fish caught the most lionfish (268) during the Fifth Annual Green Turtle Cay Lion Fish Derby that took place on June 22. Spear Bender, captained by Dale Sawyer came in second place with 267, a close finish with only one less fish.