The 2024 Winter Lionfish Derby

The 2024 Winter Lionfish Derby!

The 2024 Winter Lionfish Derby!

Hello lionfish hunters!

Bermuda's Winter Lionfish Derby is an annual event and every Bermuda resident with a valid, up-to-date lionfish culling permit is invited to participate. So if you have one, please brave the cold water and hunt. It seems Bermuda's lionfish typically move closer to shore through the winter, into shallower water, which makes them easy targets. Considering the overall threat that invasive lionfish represent, we think an annual winter derby provides a unique opportunity to catch big numbers of lionfish in an easy and fun way, ultimately making a pretty big dent in their population.

Registration has closed for the 2024 Winter Lionfish Derby, which is now on and running from January 1st until January 31st. A wrap-up party and award ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 4th at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo – one of the event sponsors.

BLTF is grateful to lead sponsors Makin Waves, and all the businesses and organisations that have sponsored the running and the prizes for this year’s event.

Bermuda's fourth annual Winter Lionfish Derby 2024 Logo


Please visit our Facebook event page for photos and stories.

The annual Winter Lionfish Derby is a great opportunity for us to thank all the lionfish hunters for everything they do to protect Bermuda's marine ecosystem.


Also see our previous events: