Lionfish Derby

lionfish in coolers.001The 10th Annual Green Turtle Cay Lionfish Derby will be held on June 30th, 2018 at the Green Turtle Club!

Friday, June 29: 5-7 PM Captain’s Meeting
Saturday, June 30: Sunrise-4PM Derby (Awards and party to follow)

2018 Registration Form

2018 Derby Rules

2018 Legal Waiver Form (all team members must fill out a waiver. Minors must have a parent or guardian sign for them.)


Best Local Boat: 1st place – $1,500, 2nd place – $750, 3rd place – $500
Best Foreign Boat: 1st place – $1,500, 2nd place – $750, 3rd place – $500
Biggest Fish – 1st – $500, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100
Smallest Fish – 1st – $500, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100

Everyone else – $1 per fish up to 100 fish caught

Registration is $150/boat (up to 4 people) and includes: 
Lionfish tasting
Dockside rum punch at weigh-in donated by Brendal’s Dive Center and Water Sports.
Two dinners and four drinks at Green Turtle Club

Contact the Green Turtle Club for room rates! www.greenturtleclub.com (242-365-4271 or 1-800-370-4468)

Contact Brendal’s Dive Shop for all your diving needs. brendal@brendal.com, www.brendal.com

You can now pay your registration fee online!

Event Partners:

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About Invasive Lionfish:

In recent years, the number of invasive lionfish in The Bahamas has drastically increased. Lionfish are a native of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Present in The Bahamas with no natural control they are voracious predators that can quickly upset the balance of our marine environment given the chance. Lionfish have venomous spines, which means you need to be careful handling them, but the meat is safe to eat!

lionfish on hook.001The Bahamas Government is collecting information on lionfish sightings, please visit their site to provide any information you may have. If you are stung by a lionfish, run hot water over the area (you can use the stream from your outboard engine) or use a heat pack, and then see a doctor when you return to land.

Check out the Abaco Scientist for lionfish news.

Conch Salad TV did a three part series on lionfish, looking at the invasion, the on going research and how to catch, cook and clean them.  Enjoy this last segment and go catch some lionfish!