Sea Star Belize wins Hol Chan Marine Reserve Lionfish Tournament 2019
San Pedro’s 2019 Lobster Fest opened with Hol Chan Marine Reserve’s annual Lionfish Tournament on Thursday, June 13th. Hosted at Estel’s Dine by the Sea, the tournament saw the participation of Sea Star Belize, Island Divers, and Amigos Del Mar. Teams competed in three different categories, including ‘Most Lionfish,’ ‘Largest Lionfish’ and ‘Smallest Lionfish.
When all the catches had been counted and weighed, the respective winners were announced. First place went to Sea Star Belize, who caught a total of 190 fish, thus winning the grand cash prize of 2,500 dollars. They also walked away with the prize for the ‘Largest Lionfish’ (38.8 centimeters) and ‘Smallest Lionfish’ (11 centimeters), winning 500 dollars. Amigos Del Mar took second place and a cash prize of 1,500 dollars for catching 160 fish. Third place went to Island Divers, who caught 42 fish and walked away with a cash prize of $1,000. Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun