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November 29 and 30, 2014 Malicious & Delicious Lionfish Derby


In connection with the 35th Anniversary of the Bonaire National Marine Park, STINAPA Bonaire is launching a lionfish derby and degustation. The event will take place on November 29 and 30 and will culminate in a celebratory Sunday afternoon party open to the public. The party will have the Bonaire Culinary Team present their signature Lion Fish Ceviche dish in an awareness building event at Sunset Beach.

BNMP certified lion fish hunters are invited to form teams of a maximum of 4 hunters for entry into the Malicious & Delicious Derby to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Bonaire National Marine Park by removing the invasive lion fish. Different prizes will be awarded for different categories of catch (Most, biggest, smallest).

Bonaire Culinary Team will prepare 3 lion fish dishes to be offered to the general public. They will also be serving 3 goat dishes prepared with goats from the Washington Slagbaai National Park. All food dishes offered will be free of charge.

In order to raise awareness of sustainable practices, it will be the object of the event to reduce (plastic) waste. For that reason guests will be requested to come with their own wares and cutlery in order to receive free food. For those who do not bring their own wares, there will be biodegradable and compostable wares for sale, and re-use of these items will be promoted.

CIEE Foundation and Karko Bonaire will participate with an information and awareness booth presenting the latest research on lionfish on Bonaire.