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November 28, 2016

After two decades of dedicated service to Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Tom Davidson is stepping down as Chairman of the international conservation organization. He is succeeded by former BTT President Harold Brewer, who was elected to the position by the Board of Directors on November 15.

Davidson and a small group of like-minded friends first became concerned in...

November 25, 2016

Let's go catch some bonefish!

Join BTT January 10-16, 2017 at Bair's Lodge in the Bahamas for an amazing traveling angler trip! The trip includes six nights and five days of fishing alongside BTT's Dr. Aaron Adams, author of a number of books on fly fishing. This is a great opportunity to catch bonefish, including the large bonefish South...

November 23, 2016

According to reports, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie has emphatically declared that his government would not approve the $2.1 billion proposal to grant China extensive fishing rights in the Bahamas, a proposal which has been greeted with strong opposition from environmental groups and Bahamas citizens alike.

“The government of the Bahamas did not agree to any such proposition,” Christie...

November 22, 2016

The news is mixed on the proposed Blackadore Caye development in Belize. Blackadore Caye is the Leonardo DiCaprio development near San Pedro, Belize. The development proposes extensive overwater structures - large docks supporting two-story houses - to be constructed over the flats. The negative impacts to the flats surrounding the caye would be significant. In addition, the development is within...

November 20, 2016

BTT's KEEP 'EM WET® contest runs through December 15, 2016! The contest is sponsored by Orvis in partnership with Keep 'Em Wet Fishing, YETI Coolers, ARC Fishing, Montauk Tackle and Fishpond.

In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of proper fish handling for catch and release fisheries, we want your best bonefish, tarpon and permit #keepemwet photos!...

November 17, 2016

Blackadore Caye, Belize, is a sliver of an island in the middle of a vast sand flat in northern Belize - located about halfway between Ambergris Caye and the mainland. The flats surrounding the caye have been an important location for flats fishing since the earliest days of the fishery. Multiple generations of flats fishing guides have now poled these...

November 16, 2016

Photo by Dr. Andy Danylchuk

This tarpon and permit tagging project overview is the kickoff of a collaboration between Dr. Andy Danylchuk, Fish Mission, and Moldy Chum.

The research on this ambitious project includes Dr. Danylchuk, along with Lucas Griffin and Dr. Jack Finn (UMass Amherst), Dr. Jake Brownscombe and Dr. Steven Cooke (Carleton University), and Dr. Aaron...

November 15, 2016

BTT has received thousands of bonefish fin clip samples from anglers in more than 15 countries, which will provide critical information about bonefish population connectivity and genetics. With the collection phase of the program ending in March, we are appealing to anglers to continue submitting fin clips until the deadline. The program will help us answer questions like whether there...

November 11, 2016

Bill Andersen was only with us for 62 years, but in that time, he lived three lifetimes. Bill always aimed high. As a young man, he was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was the head of the honor committee during the 1976 West Point cheating scandal and received the...

November 9, 2016

The discharging of polluted water that began early this year from Lake Okeechobee into the surrounding estuaries is finally slowing. An unusually rainy dry season, in combination with the long delay in fully implementing the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (which includes purchasing land south of Lake Okeechobee), resulted in the Army Corps of Engineers discharging massive amounts of fresh water...

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