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884 lionfish removed from Cayman waters in CULL #21

Cullers removed 884 invasive lionfish weighing a combined 573 pounds from Grand Cayman’s waters over the weekend in Cayman United Lionfish League’s 21st tournament. $3,200 dollars in prize money from Foster’s Food Fair and bragging rights were on the line.

Another invasive lionfish is removed from Cayman’s reefs (photo: Drew McArthur)
CULL #21 participants, friends, and family celebrate removing 884 lionfish from Cayman waters (photo: Katie O’Neill)

Smallest Lionfish

  • 1st –  Jeff’s Guesthouse – 42mm
  • 2nd –  DiveTech –  73mm
  • 3rd –  Jeff’s Guesthouse 77mm

Biggest Lionfish:

  • 1st – Cayman Turtle Divers – 302mm
  • 2nd – DiveTech –  298mm
  • 3rd – Ambassador Divers – 297 mm

A 306 millimeter monster was entered, but was penalised five percent for being late to the weigh-in; a $500 lesson in punctuality for team Sharp Shooters.

Most Weight (Kg/culler):

  • 1st – Ambassador Divers – 21.48 Kg/culler
  • 2nd – DiveTech – 19.1 Kg/culler
  • 3rd – Neptune’s Wenches – 16.75Kg/culler

Most Lionfish (#/culler)

  • 1st – DiveTech –  71.4/culler
  • 2nd – Ambassador Divers – 61.5/culler
  • 3rd – Neptune’s Wenches – 59.5/culler


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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to

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