To conserve and enhance global bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and their habitats through stewardship, research, education and advocacy.

BTT uses a four-step approach to its mission.

1. Identify knowledge gaps and conservation priorities for each species. Using this process, assess the status of knowledge for each species and location, and rank funding priorities based on a combination of knowledge and threats.

2. Fund and conduct research. Funds are allocated based on priority rankings, and BTT works with scientific collaborators to ensure the research is funded and conducted.

3. Apply findings to conservation. Research findings are published in the peer-reviewed scientistif literature to confirm their validity and to contribute to a better scientific knowledge of bonefish, tarpon, and permit. More importantly, BTT applies the research findings to conservation strategies, and shares this information with resource management agencies and others to improve conservation and management of bonefish, tarpon, permit and their habitats.

4. Education. BTT undertakes considerable effort to translate research findings into laymen terms for education. Better informed anglers and guides make better stewards of the fisheries.

This focus, along with extensive help from sponsors, partners, collaborators, and volunteers, has allowed BTT to make a strong impact with limited resources.