The long awaited LIONFISH DERBY AND FESTIVAL IS A WRAP.
Four years of planning and over in 4 days!
The event was a resounding success with 864 lioinfish being removed from the reefs!
The bad news is this shows Antigua and Barbuda has a serious LIONFISH INVASION in the reefs surrounding our islands and continued removal needs to be encouraged.
The festival was held on Sunday afternoon in the historic Nelsons Dockyard with an exciting afternoon of festivities.
There was music provided by DJ NEX and LUCKY EDDY and food and a rose wine bar by Premier Beverages and plenty of other activities.
There were educational lectures series on the marine environment, a jewelry making class using LIONFISH FINS and booths selling Lionfish items.