Mission Statement

To conserve and enhance global bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and their environments through stewardship, research, education and advocacy, as well as:

  • Serving as a repository for information and knowledge related to the life cycle, behavior and well being of bonefish, tarpon and permit.
  • Nurturing and enhancing bonefish, tarpon, and permit populations.
  • Supporting research on bonefish, tarpon, and permit behavior and life cycles, and on bonefish, tarpon, and permit fisheries.
  • Providing educational material to the public.
  • Working with regulatory authorities and the public to ensure that the laws protecting these species are enforced.
  • Interacting with government agencies to assist in the management and regulations related to bonefish and tarpon.

BTT is a group of concerned anglers, lodges, fishing guides and other stakeholders working with scientists to answer questions about these popular and elusive gamefish.  It was formed in 1998 by a group of anglers, guides, and scientists in the Florida Keys who wanted to learn more about bonefish and tarpon in order to enhance their dwindling populations. Since then it has grown to include concerned anglers from over 20 countries, researchers from throughout the world, and guides committed to working with BTT in order to educate anglers and gather data while on the water. Our continued success can only be guaranteed by your generous support and that of your fellow anglers. Please help us in our mission by joining, and urging your friends, guides, captains, and fishing clubs to join.