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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...
August 14, 2017

We are searching for people with knowledge of Florida Keys fishing history to help us find locations where bonefish used to spawn. This may help us identify locations where bonefish spawning still occurs. It is possible that bonefish spawn in the general area where commercial kingfishing occurs. We dug out an old article from Sports Illustrated from 1959. The article...

August 7, 2017

Mangrove forests are among the most threatened coastal habitats worldwide, decreasing an estimated 35% globally over the past 50 years, with continuing annual declines of 2%. Some estimates show that Florida has already lost 50% of its mangroves. Ongoing and planned coastal development in Belize, Mexico, The Bahamas, and other locations in the Caribbean pose serious threats to mangroves. All...

July 27, 2017

Bonefish and Tides

Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT Director of Science & Conservation (photos: Justin Lewis, BTT Bahamas Initiative Manager)

At any given time, only 10% of the fishable water harbors bonefish. So figuring out how to eliminate the fishless 90% from your search area is half the battle. Understanding how bonefish use tides to their advantage will...

July 19, 2017

Top scientists who study recreational fisheries recently traveled from around the world for the 8th World Recreational Fisheries Conference , held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The goal of the conference is to share successes and failures in research and management of sustainable fisheries. The BTT science staff attended and presented summaries of our conservation initiatives. JoEllen Wilson, BTT’s...

July 18, 2017

Borrowing a few bonefish now to produce thousands for later. That was our goal when we recently collected bonefish for BTT’s Bonefish Restoration Research Project . In collaboration with Harbor Branch at Florida Atlantic University, we are learning how to breed and raise bonefish in captivity. Once we figure out how to do this, stocking bonefish in the keys...

July 8, 2017

Cabin Bluff's 4th annual Tarpon Cup is just around the corner! Presented by Hell’s Bay Boatworks , this two-day catch & release tournament will benefit Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the BTT Tarpon Acoustic Tagging program. The field will consist of two-man, guided teams, vying for the prestigious Tarpon Cup Trophy. You will be joined by...

July 6, 2017

Development and Events Coordinator

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 program distinguish BTT as a leader in the conservation of these species and their habitats.

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The Development and Events...

July 6, 2017

Dr. Ross Boucek, BTT's new Florida Keys Initiative Manager, recently attended the Inaugural Biscayne Bay Marine Health Summit, where he was interviewed by FIU News.

Stretching 35 miles along South Florida’s Atlantic coast, Biscayne Bay is home to diverse marine plants and animals, including the threatened Florida manatee. Debris, fertilizers, pesticides, pollutants, sewer and storm water and other human-made...

July 5, 2017

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is pleased to partner with Nautilus Reels to host the Nautilus Reels Micro-Film Contest, open to professional and amateur filmmakers. We encourage anglers of all ages and experience levels to submit their best micro-films telling stories from the world of fishing and conservation. The top videos, selected by BTT and Nautilus staff, will be played...