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June 19, 2018

On June 26th, South Florida PBS’ Emmy-award winning original series, Changing Seas , will take audiences out on the flats with scientists who study some of Florida’s most popular game fish - bonefish, tarpon and permit.

Join the Changing Seas team and experts from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust for a free Premiere Screening of “Fishing the Flats for...

June 18, 2018

This weekend marked the third year of tarpon acoustic tagging, generously sponsored by Maverick Boat Group , in Charlotte Harbor and the first year expanding south to Sanibel. With the help of our gracious network of guides and anglers, BTT was able to tag 8 tarpon ranging from 60 to 105 pounds in two days. BTT currently has 5...

June 8, 2018

Photo: Pat Ford

Our Organization

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries through research, stewardship, education and advocacy. Our record of accomplishment and ongoing research programs distinguish BTT as a leader in the conservation of these species and their habitats.

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June 7, 2018

Photo: Pat Ford

Our Organization

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries through research, stewardship, education and advocacy. Our record of accomplishment and ongoing research programs distinguish BTT as a leader in the conservation of these species and their habitats.

Position Description...

June 7, 2018

Photo: Pat Ford

Our Organization

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is a science-based non-profit organization, whose mission is to conserve and restore bonefish, tarpon, and permit fisheries and habitats through research, conservation, education and advocacy.

Position Description

This is a paid, 30-40 hour-per-week internship. The Marketing & Communications Intern reports to the Director...

June 7, 2018

BTT kicked off the Charlotte Harbor leg of the 2018 Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project last month with a 91-pound fish caught near Little Gasparilla Island. This tarpon was caught by a husband and wife team from Pennsylvania on Capt. Chuck Jenks' boat. After a short fight, the tarpon (believed to be male) was released in great condition. ​Special...

June 5, 2018

From left: Greg Fay (BTT Board Member), Cory Deal (BTT Events Coordinator), Dr. Ross Boucek (BTT Florida Keys Initiative Manager), Garrett Gordy (Co-Founder of Gordy & Sons Outfitters), Andy Mill (Former Olympian and Professional Angler), Mark Rehbein, (BTT Director of Development)

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Gordy & Sons Outfitters are pleased to announce the launch...

June 1, 2018

BTT's permit tracking project , a collaboration with Carleton University, reached a major milestone yesterday, with over 100 permit tagged with acoustic transmitters since March 2016! We are learning a lot about permit movement patterns and the data have already influenced permit harvest regulations, such as the expansion of the permit harvest season closure in the Special Permit Zone...

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...

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