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September 8, 2016

The Bahamas is known as one of top destinations in the world to target bonefish, with Andros - the largest of the Bahamian islands - being the most famous of them all for bonefishing. BTT has done extensive work studying bonefish and their habitats in South Andros and Mangrove Cay, and recently decided it was time to begin work...

September 7, 2016

The 3rd Annual Hell’s Bay Tarpon Cup Tournament at Cabin Bluff in Woodbine, Georgia, has come to a close and was a major success for BTT tarpon research! During the course of this event, anglers targeted rolling and bait-busting tarpon around captivating estuaries, rivers, and beaches. With the support of guides and anglers (particularly Captain Danny Flynn) BTT—in collaboration...

August 29, 2016

Angler fights a bonefish off Blackadore Caye. Photo by Kevin Barker.

Blackadore Caye in Belize is under serious threat from development. Please read BTT’s statement below and write the Belize Department of the Environment directly at envirodept@environment.gov.bz to voice your opinion. Please write before August 31, as the National Environmental Appraisal Committee meets on August...

August 25, 2016

Photo credit Honson Lau

Photo credit Rick DePaiva

Coral Gables, FL (August 25, 2016) -- Maverick Boat Group, builders of the Maverick brand of flats skiffs, announced today its sponsorship of a major new research program by Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, which seeks to unlock the mysteries of tarpon movement and habitat use,...

August 24, 2016

BTT’s success in the Bahamas over the years is due to the hard work of the staff and collaborators, but much of this success would not be possible without the support of lodges and guides around the islands. Bonefishing operations and guides are the backbone of the fishery, and many have been kind enough to donate lodging, time, and...

August 19, 2016

BTT recently received word that a permit was recaptured during the Black Tail Invitational, hosted by Mike Dawes of WorldCast Anglers at La Pescadora Lodge in Punta Allen, Mexico, with support from a number of generous sponsors. The BTI tournament is held annually and donates all proceeds from entry fees and auction items to the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Jon...

August 17, 2016

Check out this animated short from Costa Sunglasses about Florida's Water issues.

August 16, 2016

In early February, Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis and research assistant Robbie Roemer traveled to Mangrove Cay Club located in Andros to work with the guides there to collect genetic samples and tag bonefish. On the first morning of the trip the team was welcomed by dark skies, wind and rain from a strong cold front that was passing...

August 11, 2016

On Tuesday, incoming Senate President Joe Negron called for a massive land-buy south of Lake Okeechobee to address water storage issues. The $2.4 billion in state and federal funding would buy sugar land to create reservoirs to store and clean freshwater. “All the evidence that I see confirms what I'm here to announce today: We must buy land south,” said Negron at a press conference in Florida.

August 10, 2016

From the OCEANA blog...

Each year, visiting anglers spend about $41.3 million to catch the prized game fish that flit through Belize’s inshore waters. But the country’s sports fishing industry is in danger. A handful of local fishermen who deploy gillnets — a destructive form of netting that can kill animals from shrimp to whales — are wiping...

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