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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).


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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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...

December 9, 2016

December 7, 2016

By Marcus Stern, with Kait Parker and Spencer Wilking

CLEWISTON, Fla. – For months during 2016, plumes of toxic algae turned South Florida’s emerald waters the color of coffee and smothered its inlets under a fetid blanket of guacamole-green goop that killed off fish, suffocated oyster beds and triggered a ferocious outcry from coastal residents....

December 3, 2016

Patagonia has long been at the forefront of conservation and sustainability and has been a generous BTT partner for many years. Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard co-founded 1% For The Planet in 2002, and the company has since given millions to conservation while promoting sustainability in its own business. This November, Patagonia stepped up once again by promising to donate 100%...

December 2, 2016

Photo by Pat Ford

BTT is pleased that the FWC heard the testimony of many in South Florida that the barracuda population is in trouble, and that the Commission saw the need for new regulations for barracuda. We especially applaud Commissioner Spottswood for leading this effort. Given the apparently poor state of the barracuda population in South Florida,...