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A top hotel has boosted the island’s fishing industry with a massive increase in the amount of Bermudian-caught seafood used in its dishes.

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club bought 10,802lbs of seafood from island fishermen last year, up more than 4,000lbs on the 6,634lbs logged for 2017.

The hotel increased its investment in locally grown produce and ingredients and in the fishing industry last year by increasing its spending on Bermudian products by 108 per cent.

Tim Morrison, general manager of the hotel, said: “We are pleased to be able to invest in local fishermen and farmers who provide us with the freshest and most delicious ingredients for our restaurants.

“With the finest ingredients, we can create incredible memories and Bermudian experiences for our guests.”

A spokeswoman for the hotel said the increase in the use of island-sourced produce underlined its commitment to support Bermudian businesses.