April 23, 2021

Cayman Islands lionfish cull collects nearly 252 lbs of predators

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10380079_703608899694311_7771987805002718025_oThe Cayman United Lionfish League’s cull #12 caught 251.70 lbs of the invasive predators that are causing havoc in our waters. That equates to 579 lionfish.

60 cullers on 13 teams were in action over the weekend but the total catch was only half of last year’s cull that saw 1,300 of the spiny fish caught.

However, it could mean there are less lionfish around and the culling is making a difference.

The cull also raised funds to support a 6-year-old girl and her mother who are both victims of domestic abuse. Cayman’s ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) were behind the project.

Ambassador Divers won the competition with most lionfish caught – 130 of them, they also won the biggest lionfish caught 294mm and the heaviest – 32.2kg.

The full results follow:

Scuba Divers:

Most Lionfish:

– 1st Place – Ambassador Divers – 130

– 2nd Place – Team Lisa – 72

Biggest Lionfish

– 1st Place – Ambassador Divers – 294mm

– 2nd Place – Hog Heaven – 293mm

Smallest Lionfish

– 1st Place – Ball & Chain – 54mm

– 2nd Place – Ambassador Divers – 58mm

Overall Weight

– 1st Place – Ambassador Divers – 32.2kg

– 2nd Place –Culling For A Cause – 13.6kg

Free Divers:

Most Lionfish:

– 1st Place – Green Water – 130

– 2nd Place – Cayman Deep – 42

Biggest Lionfish

– 1st Place – Cayman Deep – 304mm

– 2nd Place – Green Water – 297mm

Smallest Lionfish

– 1st Place – Green Water – 49mm

– 2nd Place – Green Water – 60mm

Overall Weight

– 1st Place – Green Water – 14.8kg

– 2nd Place – Cayman Deep – 9.4kg

See iNews Cayman related story published August 18 2014 “Lionfish characteristics make them more ‘terminator’ than predator” at: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/lionfish-characteristics-make-them-more-terminator-than-predator/

IMAGES: https://www.facebook.com/CullCaymanUnitedLionfishLeague

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