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Illegal fishing could wipe out grouper stock

The apparent illegal capture of at least seven black grouper fish is under investigation by the Government’s fisheries department. A short video clip on social media shows a boat with the protected species, also known as rockfish, lying motionless on […]

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Ministry Updates On Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Officials provided an update on the most recent outbreak of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning [CFP], saying that between 29th June and 17th July, they received 13 reports of CFP, and the “fishes implicated in this outbreak were large Amberjacks and Barracuda.” […]

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Charitable Farm Aid Concert Set For August 2

A Farm Aid event is set to be held during the Cup Match holiday, with a concert taking place on August 2 with its proceeds going directly toward “enhancing the Bermuda farming industry.” The event will be presented by Island […]

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Farm Aid concert for Cup Match

A special Cup Match concert to help farmers is to be held, it was announced yesterday. Richard Bascome, owner of Westover Farm, said the Farm Aid event would be “the beginning” of a movement to highlight the contribution of the […]

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BNT Welcomes Minister’s Decision On Lease

Bernews – June 24, 2018 The Bermuda National Trust said they welcome Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch’s “decision to renew the lease of the Bascome family at Westover Farm, Sandys and of his intention to extend all lapsed agricultural leases of […]

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Cap Of 450 Recreational Lobster Diver Licenses

The Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown today announced a cap of 450 recreational lobster divers for the 2018-2019 season, which opens September 1st 2018. Licenses will be issued on a first come, first served basis from August 6th 2018. The deadline […]

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Minister David Burch On Farming In Bermuda

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch spoke about farming in the House of Assembly on Friday, providing an overview of the situation with the Bascomes, leases on other Government plots of arable land, with the Minister noting the PLP’s pledge […]

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Report: Some Fish At Critically Low Levels

Historically abundant predatory fish such as groupers and snappers remain at critically low numbers on Bermuda’s reefs based on international standards, according to a recently released report that monitored their status and trends by Bermudian scientist Dr Thaddeus Murdoch and […]

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Free ‘Grow, Eat, Save’ Gardening Workshops

As part of activities for Nutrition Month, the Department of Health is inviting the public to a free, five-session gardening workshop every Thursday evening in March. Participants will learn to grow fresh, nutritious food, which will help cut grocery bills. […]

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