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First lionfish tournament of 2017 this weekend

It’s time to sharpen those spears for Cayman United Lionfish League’s 21st cull.

Thousands of dollars in prize money from Foster’s Food Fair and the all-important bragging rights will be up for grabs as cullers aim to rid the reefs of the long-spined invasive predators.

The quarterly tournaments help keep the population in check, and in turn, protects our reef health.

“Calling all cullers, that’s our cry, eat them to beat them, kill them and grill them, and all the other things,” said CULL’s Mark Orr. “We want to have a good start. We had a slow finish to the year, so we definitely want to start off by matching one of our top tournaments, let’s try and beat that 1365 mark and start off 2017 with a bang.”

This tournament’s theme is reef to table, and if you haven’t tried lionfish, the weigh-ins are a perfect time to sample it fresh from the kitchen at Macabuca up in West Bay.

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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 josephavary@hurleysmedia.ky

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