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September 20, 2017

Inagua Genetics Collection

The southern Bahamas is the most sparsely populated region in the country, where little has changed in the way of life for the people who call it home. With such a small population and small anthropogenic footprint, wildlife flourishes on these islands, especially on the southernmost island in the Bahamian archipelago, Inagua.

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September 19, 2017

Connecting the Dots with Acoustic Telemetry: A Promising Approach to Track Highly Migratory Atlantic Tarpon Across the Gulf of Mexico and Western Atlantic

On Friday, September 22, Lucas Griffin (University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust) will hold a seminar at the College of Charleston. He will be focusing on the importance of the acoustic networks with...

September 15, 2017

Hurricane Irma was the largest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic. From its landfall in Key West until its flood-soaked exit from Jacksonville, Irma engulfed the entire state with torrential rains, powerful winds and devastating storm surges, impacting millions.

No region was hit harder than the Florida Keys. This special community of fishing guides and anglers faces a long...

September 11, 2017

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is proud to be a part of the South Florida and Keys community. We are inspired every day by this remarkable intersection of land and sea and by the people who call it home. We extend our sympathy and support to our neighbors and friends who have been affected by Hurricane Irma. Historic rainfall, flooding and...

September 8, 2017

Harvey left its mark on Texas. In its wake, Irma, what’s being called one of the most vicious storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, is passing Puerto Rico and now barreling toward The Bahamas and South Florida, where she could make U.S. landfall in the Keys as early as Saturday. Florida-based flyfishing businesses such as Nautilus Reels , in...

September 5, 2017

Click through Kelly Reark’s online gallery and you will find yourself in a South Florida ocean scene: canvas, silk, and fish mounts show bright renditions of turtles, flats fishermen, sea horses, and—of course—bonefish, tarpon, and permit.

Kelly’s Florida roots go back several generations. As a child, she developed an interest in the local wildlife while hunting and fishing with...

September 1, 2017

The 4th Annual Hell’s Bay Tarpon Cup Tournament at Cabin Bluff in Woodbine, Georgia, was a major success, raising $6,000 for BTT tarpon research! In this unique fishery, anglers were able to target tarpon from the backwater estuaries to the deep water coastal areas, and had their caught tarpon tagged as part of BTT's Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project ,...

August 30, 2017

Although BTT doesn't delve into the nuts and bolts of federal fisheries management policy and law, as a science-based conservation organization we know that science must be at the core of good management. Without strong science, effective management is difficult. It's the scientific approach that has helped BTT improve regulations for bonefish, tarpon, and permit in Florida, and contribute to...

August 17, 2017

BTT is pleased to welcome Global Rescue as our newest Silver Partner. We are grateful for our Corporate Sponsors , who support BTT's mission through their financial support, marketing and advocacy.

When you travel, anything can happen. When it does, you need Global Rescue. They are the world’s leading provider of field rescue, medical evacuation, security...

August 16, 2017

Bahamas Initiative Update

August 2017

The goal of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust in the Bahamas is to ensure that the flats fishery remains healthy. To achieve this goal, BTT has been working with guides, lodges, anglers, and many scientific and education collaborators to gather the information needed for effective conservation. This includes:

Identifying bonefish home range...

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