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February 2, 2017

This World Wetlands Day, we thought we should talk about some of the key wetlands that support flats fisheries. One thing they have in common is the presence of mangroves. Whether fishing for tailing bonefish or cruising permit around small mangrove shoots, pushing deep into mangrove-lined creeks in pursuit of juvenile tarpon or snook, or patiently staking out next to...

January 27, 2017

It's a challenging time in Florida's ongoing water crisis, but a newly introduced Florida Senate bill is a positive step in the efforts to restore the Everglades. In 2016, billions of gallons of nutrient-rich water were dumped out of Lake Okeechobee into the surrounding estuaries, leading to catastrophic algae blooms, killing marine life and endangering people and animals alike. Those...

January 18, 2017

As part of BTT’s efforts to document bonefish spawning locations in the Bahamas and understand the spawning process, a BTT science team traveled to South Andros for the January full moon. This was the team’s second visit to this spawning site, and the trip was once again generously hosted by Bair’s Lodge.

The team arrived prepared for the...

January 12, 2017

This time last year, Captain Daniel Andrews had never heard of the Everglades Coalition.

The Fort Myers native just knew that fishing wasn't doing well. The seagrass beds and oyster reefs he had fished with his father were disappearing.

Now, a year later, the co-founder of nonprofit Captains for Clean Water found himself sitting on a panel at...

January 10, 2017

And the winner is...Collin Ross with this great shot of his family with a nice permit! Collin wins the grand prize of the 8-weight Orvis Helios 2 Covert Rod and top secret new reel (before they hit the market), a YETI Hopper and BTT prize pack. Congratulations to Collin for his great photo (above).

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January 5, 2017

Exciting news from BTT's Acoustic Tagging Project! A tarpon that was tagged by team Hell's Bay during the Cabin Bluff "Tarpon Cup" off the beaches of Woodbine, Georgia on August 20th, 2016, was detected for the first time by an acoustic receiver off the beaches of Palm Beach Shores October 4-7, 2016 . Weighing in at approximately 60 pounds, this...

January 3, 2017

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

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December 27, 2016
Rena S. Glinton Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources Island Traders Building, East Bay Street and Okra Hill Nassau, N. P., The Bahamas

To Ms. Rena Glinton,

We write to you to provide comments on the proposed “FISHERIES RESOURCES (JURISDICTION AND CONSERVATION) (FLATS FISHING) REGULATIONS, 2016” dated October 17, 2016, as representatives of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust....

December 22, 2016

On behalf of the founders of the Now or Neverglades Declaration, I want you wish each of you Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year! As 2016 comes to a close in our lives as Everglades and clean water warriors, we must ask ourselves - what is ahead? This year began with toxic, algal blooms in South Florida waters (including...

December 15, 2016

Anglers know the feeling well. That pull we get from the water. Rising well before dawn to pursue bonefish, tarpon or permit - or the slam! Our passion for pursuing these prized fish is matched only by our concern for the future of the fishery. We conserve what we love! Your support of our 2016 Annual Appeal will enable BTT...

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