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March 21, 2018

Dear Representative:

We write to share our grave concern about the proposed opening of US offshore waters to oil drilling. We fear that such activities will negatively impact economically important recreational fisheries throughout the southeastern and Gulf of Mexico coasts.

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is a member-supported, science-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of economically important recreational...

March 14, 2018

BTT mourns the loss of Bernard "Lefty" Kreh, a fly-fishing pioneer and ambassador the likes of which our sport may never see again. After serving in the second World War, Lefty went on to become an accomplished outdoor writer and editor, fishing show host, conservationist, and a world renowned casting instructor. A native of Maryland, Lefty began his rise to...

March 14, 2018

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Honors Paul Tudor Jones

By Monte Burke

Forbes Magazine

At the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s annual New York City dinner, held last night at an uptown club that would prefer to go unnamed, a simple roll cast in any direction would have put you in contact with an angling...

March 9, 2018

Wayne Meland developed his deep appreciation for conservation while pursuing his passion for fishing. His dedication and commitment to conversation causes has led him to help several organizations spread the word, raise funds, and respond to the most significant challenges facing Florida’s fisheries.

A resident of Naples since 1995 who now works as a Senior Vice President at The...

March 7, 2018

The proposal for expanding offshore drilling for oil along the US coast poses a real threat to species that support economically important recreational fisheries and the habitats upon which these fisheries depend. Atlantic tarpon support a valuable recreational fishery that spans from Chesapeake Bay to Texas. Data show that adult tarpon undergo seasonal migrations from the Florida Keys to Chesapeake...

March 1, 2018

Is there anything more exhilarating than scrambling to recover line that’s buzzing off your reel, then landing a well-deserved bonefish? Believe it or not, there is: landing that bonefish and finding it has been tagged. Not only are you having the time of your life; you’re contributing to BTT's ongoing bonefish research. Take it from renowned angler Meredith McCord, who...

February 15, 2018

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust joins with the Guides Trust Foundation and Keys guides associations in thanking all who donated to the Hurricane Irma Guides Relief Fund. More than $500,000 was raised in an extraordinary outpouring of support from our angling community.

February 7, 2018

At their February meeting in Tallahassee, the FWC Commission voted to expand the spawning season closure for permit in the Special Permit Zone. We applaud the Commission for their commitment to conserving this important flats species.

Beginning in 2011, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission enacted new regulations for permit, creating a Special Permit Zone (SPZ) in the...

January 30, 2018

Last Monday, two members of the BTT science team – Lucas Griffin and Jacob Brownscombe – traveled to the Florida Keys to help locate underwater receivers used in our acoustic telemetry research. Current projects that utilize acoustic telemetry, including the Bahamas Initiative , Costa’s Project Permit and the Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project , rely...

January 23, 2018

Now or Neverglades! No words have ever meant more in the history of Everglades restoration.

With the passage last spring of SB10, we won a hard-fought victory to begin restoring the Everglades by returning much needed freshwater flow south to Florida Bay and ending damaging discharges from Lake Okeechobee. Although this landmark legislation was cause for great celebration, we...