South Bimini, Bahamas – Bimini Sands Resort & Marina on South Bimini in the Bahamas is proud to announce that the 2nd Annual Lionfish Bash, held on July 13-15, 2012, was an outstanding success. A total of 345 lionfish were caught during this fun family event, which was created in 2011 to raise awareness about lionfish, an invader species in the Bahamas/South Florida ocean ecosystem. The 2012 Lionfish Bash also helped to raise approximately $25,000 for The Woody Foundation, a Miami-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization created to aid spinal injury patients. The event was co-organized by David Mills and his mother, Bimini Sands condo owner Mary Mills. Title sponsors included Bimini Sands Resort & Marina, Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc. Marine Insurance Division, The Burlington Family, and Dade Medical College.