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June 21, 2017

The Bonefish Restoration Research Project is in full swing. Every week we learn more about the processes involved in bonefish spawning. As part of the next phase in the project, we need to collect more bonefish in the Florida Keys to add them to the tanks at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. More bonefish means more spawning. The collection crew is...

June 20, 2017

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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will soon celebrate its 20th Anniversary. We’ve come a long way in the past two decades, advancing our mission through innovative scientific research, conservation action, education and advocacy. As we prepare to step into a new decade, we want to hear from you!...

June 16, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce that Brooke Black has stepped down from her role of BTT Keys Initiative Manager. Brooke completed her duties on June 1st. Brooke has been instrumental in the strong progress of the Florida Keys Initiative during her time with BTT. Brooke has been responsible for so many aspects of the Florida Keys...

June 12, 2017

Click here to read a great write-up from Rob Mukai, the owner of Acocote Inn in Xcalak, about a recent tagging trip lead by BTT researcher Addiel Perez near the Mexico-Belize border. Addiel has now personally tagged over 7,500 bonefish! The results of this project, supported by Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, will shed light on the connectivity of...

May 27, 2017

One of the things that makes the BTT Tarpon Tracking Program, sponsored by Maverick Boat Group , work is our ability to collaborate with other scientists. Many of our colleagues are using acoustic telemetry to track an array of marine animals - tripletail to cobia, sharks to sturgeon, redfish to turtles. If our tarpon swim past their acoustic receivers,...

May 25, 2017

Capt. Nelson Italiano III and his client, Tony, recently landed an exceptionally large tarpon, estimated to weigh over 200 lbs. Below is the report from Capt. Italiano and the response from Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT Director of Science and Conservation

"Last night we landed a tarpon of a lifetime," writes Capt. Italiano. "She was 86" to...

May 18, 2017

(photo: Patrick Williams)

UPDATE: This position has been filled.

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...

May 12, 2017

On May 9th Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 10, which will accelerate the planning and implementation of a new reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area. The much-needed reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee will curb the harmful discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers while at the same time restoring the flow of clean water south to the Everglades...

May 8, 2017

Paraná On The Fly Lodge, Argentina

We are excited to announce that next April BTT will team up with Andes Drifters to host a group of 8 anglers at the Paraná on the Fly lodge for a week of golden dorado fishing on the famed Upper Paraná River in northeast Argentina. Join Nick...

May 5, 2017

On Wednesday, May 10th, at 7pm Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT's Director of Science and Conservation, will give his lecture "Conservation of a Prehistoric Fish through Field Research and Aquaculture" at FAU Harbor Branch.

Bonefish have thrived in shallow tropical and subtropical seas for millions of years. But a recent assessment by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature...

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