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December 12, 2017

Article and Photos by Nick Roberts, BTT Director of Marketing & Communications

In the decade since Bonefish & Tarpon Trust launched the Bahamas Initiative, the organization has made great strides in conserving bonefish populations and their habitats. Working in conjunction with lodge owners, fishing guides, NGOs, and The Bahamas Government, BTT has successfully used research findings to produce meaningful...

December 11, 2017

Last week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a draft change to extend the spawning season closure for permit in the SPZ. The proposal, supported by research data confirming spawning-size permit at known aggregation sites from April-July, adds the month of April to the existing May-July season closure for the harvest of permit in the SPZ, which...

December 8, 2017

Al Perkinson, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Simms Fishing Products , has joined the board of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, a non-profit science-based organization dedicated to conserving and restoring bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats through research, stewardship, education and advocacy.

“As fisheries and habitats face increased challenges from environmental issues and natural disasters, organizations like...

December 7, 2017

Sarah Cart, a freelance writer based in Key Largo, has joined the board of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, a non-profit science-based organization dedicated to conserving and restoring bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats through research, stewardship, education and advocacy.

A native of the Hudson Valley, Cart is a graduate of Williams College, where she majored in English. After...

November 27, 2017

Kevin Johnson, an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in Naples, FL has joined the board of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, a non-profit science-based organization dedicated to conserving and restoring bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats through research, stewardship, education and advocacy.

“As an avid angler having grown up fishing in the 10,000 Islands and Florida...

November 27, 2017

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

November 14, 2017

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is excited to be a part of GiveMiamiDay this THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH!

The Miami Foundation and its partners will maximize our community’s generosity by making a bonus gift for every donation to Bonefish & Tarpon Trust between $25 and $10,000 made on Give Miami Day. For gifts greater than $10,000, the first $10,000 will be...

November 14, 2017

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is excited to announce its annual, members-only Trip of a Lifetime drawing. This year, one member and his/her guest will win a trip to Deep Water Cay in The Bahamas!

Eligibility:

You are eligible to win if…

1.You have joined BTT as a dues-paying member in 2017

2.You...

November 6, 2017

Whose Fish Are They Anyway?

The 6th International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium will share some answers.

Years ago, BTT Founding Member Billy Pate asked “Are our fish their fish?”. Billy was talking specifically about tarpon. He was concerned about whether the harvest of tarpon in South America had an impact on Florida’s fisheries. He wanted...

November 3, 2017

This Everglades Restoration Project Could Help Florida Recover from Hurricane Irma

by Ed Tamson, TRCP

Moving water south from Lake Okeechobee into the Everglades has been a goal for decades, but securing funding for and breaking ground on the project could end up helping hurricane-ravaged South Florida recover just as much...

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