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May 18, 2018

As I crept along a mangrove-fringed shoreline in shin-deep water, I could barely make out the tips of a bonefish tail and dorsal fin in the pre-dawn light. The fish slowly searched the shallows for food, occasionally tipping on a found morsel, its entire tail exposed. I cast the fly to land on the exposed sand, and slowly crept the...

May 14, 2018

Shelby Berger might be the busiest fourteen-year-old out there. In addition to participating in competitive tennis, diving, and lacrosse, she fills her time with guitar, singing, theater, scuba diving, and spearfishing for lionfish—to name a few. She and her father, Dan Berger, somehow still find a way to build their repertoire of skills—and stories—as anglers:

My dad...

May 4, 2018

Photos courtesy of Andrew O'Neil. Above: Tournament Sponsor Spencer Trippe releases a tagged tarpon.

The 12th Annual Trippe Invitational Tarpon Tournament, held the week of April 10, was once again a success. In addition to many fish jumped and caught, the tournament continued its focus on conservation. Funds raised at the tournament are being applied to the...

May 3, 2018

FIU fish ecologist Jennifer Rehage (center) poses with Dr. Ross Boucek (Bonefish Tarpon & Trust), and colleagues at the University of Havana in Las Salinas, Cuba, one of the Caribbean’s most prominent fishing sites. Photo by Richard Kern.

Anglers in South Florida are catching fewer bonefish. FIU scientists believe answers could be found in Cuba.

Bonefish eggs...

April 19, 2018

It’s more than fishing; it’s about the planet itself. – Stevie Kim-Rubell

A Conversation with Stevie Kim-Rubell, BTT’s First Youth Ambassador

More than 200 people crowded into BTT’s Micro Film Festival, sponsored by Nautilus Reels, at last fall’s 6th International Science Symposium. A large and impressive field of contestants was vying for awards in...

April 19, 2018

Photos courtesy of Richard Kerns from Odyssey Earth

At the beginning of April, scientists, business professionals, and policy-makers from across the globe gathered in Havana at the third International Workshop of Fish, Pollution, and the Environment to discuss sustainable development and the use of marine resources in Cuba. Cuban leaders invited Bonefish & Tarpon Trust to the...

April 17, 2018

​Photos: Patrick Williams

A research team, led by Addiel U. Perez, a Ph.D. student of El Colegio de la Frontera Sur and a BTT research associate, recently identified bonefish pre-spawning activity in two sites in Northern Belize. This discovery represents a major step forward in bonefish research along the Belize-Mexico border, as it is the first time pre-spawning...

April 5, 2018

As winter turns to spring, tarpon fishing is starting to heat up. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Tarpon Tagging Project is underway in the Keys for the start of the great migration. In June, the tarpon tagging team will move from the Keys to western Florida (Charlotte Harbor, Tampa Bay, Apalachicola) and then, will end the summer in Brunswick, Georgia, at...

April 2, 2018

Why Fishing In The Everglades Is More Important Than You Think

Case News

By Jessica Rodriguez

The recreational fishing industry in Everglades National Park is, to local anglers and tourists alike, a highlight of their visit to the park. FIU researchers explore the effects that reducing freshwater flow to the Everglades may have on...

March 23, 2018

The Rt. Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis,

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of bonefish, tarpon, permit—the species, their habitats, and the larger fisheries they support. We work in a broad geography that spans the Caribbean Basin from its easternmost anchor in the Bahamas. Locally, we have worked for many...

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