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October 31, 2018

We are pleased to welcome Mike Glinton as the first Bahamian member of BTT’s Youth Ambassador Program, created to inspire and encourage the next generation of flats anglers and conservationists. When ten-year-old Mike isn’t fishing, he's participating in school sports, including basketball and track and field, and serving as student body president at his school on Grand Bahama Island....

October 29, 2018

Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo , Curio Collection by Hilton, has become a Bronze Corporate Partner of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, helping to support BTT’s conservation efforts in Florida and across the Caribbean.

“We are deeply focused on being conscious advocates of our ecological environment by implementing sustainable practices and aligning ourselves with like-minded organizations, such as...

October 24, 2018

A BTT team recently joined colleagues from throughout the Caribbean at the MarCuba conference in Havana, Cuba. We were invited to attend the conference by Commodore Jose Miguel Diaz Eschrich of the Hemingway International Yacht Club of Havana. The Commodore attended BTT’s 2017 Symposium and found BTT’s work exciting and very applicable to ongoing research and conservation work in Cuba....

October 22, 2018

BTT began to acoustically tag tarpon in May 2016 in an effort to expand our knowledge of tarpon habitat use and movement at different life stages. We just received a noteworthy report of a tarpon detection from BTT’s Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project , and it provides additional insight on tarpon movement. A 40-50 pound male tarpon (ID #15923) tagged...

October 18, 2018

Florida, a state that depends on water – fresh, estuarine and marine – for its economy and cultural identity more than most other states is in a dire situation of its own making. Decades of water and natural-resource mismanagement, recently accelerated, are coming home to roost. The current focus is on the red tide, classified as a harmful algal bloom,...

October 10, 2018

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, in partnership with Trout Unlimited , is pleased to announce the establishment of the Lefty Kreh Memorial Conservation Fund in memory of legendary angler and instructor Bernard "Lefty" Kreh.

"Lefty made us all better fly casters and did so while keeping a smile on our faces," said BTT President and Chief Executive Officer Jim...

October 1, 2018

Dr. Aaron Adams. Photo: Rafeed Hussain

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust was invited to participate in a special Capitol Hill Red Tide Briefing on September 27. Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT's Director of Science and Conservation, spoke at length about the high likelihood that, although the organism that causes red tide is natural to the Gulf coast, human-introduced nutrients...

September 30, 2018

( Approximately 140-pound tarpon photographed by Capt. Tommy Locke outside Cayo Costa )

Once again, Florida’s fisheries are suffering from the legacy of long-time mismanagement of Florida’s water resources. Southwest Florida is plagued by a red tide that is causing unprecedented kills of gamefish. Reports from those on the water estimate that tens of thousands of snook were...

September 20, 2018

BTT’s Bahamas Initiative is a nationwide collaborative effort to identify and conserve bonefish habitats and educate the public about the importance of the flats environment.

Our conservation efforts expanded this year to include a mangrove creek restoration component, which seeks to reconnect fragmented mangrove creek systems and restore both tidal flow and fish passage. By restoring these...

September 18, 2018

BTT’s educational tour made a pit stop on Andros island for the Bahamas National Trust's (BNT) annual Eco-Camp. This year's camp brought together 40 students from across 30 Bahamian islands interested in learning about their local environments. The camp curriculum dedicated a day to learning about flats habitat and their dependent species. BTT Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis...

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