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April 24, 2017

(photo: Dr. Zack Jud)

The Florida Senate has done its job and passed SB 10, which calls for the construction of a much-needed reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb harmful discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. The proposed reservoir would store approximately 78 billion gallons of water that would be conveyed south to the Everglades...

April 19, 2017

(photo: Will Benson)

The Drake recently published an excellent article by Michael Adno about permit fishing in the Florida Keys and BTT's ongoing work to conserve the species:

The bulk of BTT's permit research has focused on establishing patterns in habitat use and movement. By tracking fish as they travel between feeding locations and spawning...

April 18, 2017

(photo: Shane Smith)

This time of year, the snowbirds are beginning their migration north and the tarpon are moving in. Typically, we see large schools of tarpon moving in on the Gulf coast as the weather begins to warm. Since we’ve been having such mild winters, these schools have been showing up earlier and earlier. Once they...

April 14, 2017

Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT Director of Science and Conservation, was recently interviewed about the results of the Tarpon Genetics Program. Click here to read the article in

April 11, 2017

A Letter to the Editor by Captain Steve Friedman, a founding board member of Florida Bay Forever , recently appeared in FL Keys News . (photo: Nick Roberts)

April 10, 2017


BTT will join with other conservation groups and concerned citizens in Tallahassee on April 11 to make our collective voices heard. Together we will meet with legislators from our districts and from all parts of Florida. Our elected officials need to hear from ALL of us--Captains. Fishing Guides. Anglers. Together, we will...

April 7, 2017

photo: Nick Roberts

The Senate Appropriations Committee's vote this week represents progress in the effort to secure water storage south of Lake Okeechobee.

Click here to read today's editorial in the Sun Sentinel.

April 6, 2017

(photo: Marcos Furer)

"Thomas McGuane writes better about fishing than anyone else in the history of mankind." –Jim Harrison

Yesterday, in New York City, the American Museum of Fly Fishing, located in Manchester, Vermont, honored influential author and BTT Honorary Trustee Thomas McGuane with its 2017 Heritage Award. Guests of the event were treated to a...

April 5, 2017

BTT scientists recently traveled to Mangrove Cay, Andros to work with the guides at the Mangrove Cay Club to tag bonefish and look for bonefish pre-spawning aggregation sites. The first day of the trip greeted the team with sunny skies and calm seas, allowing the team to cover a lot of ground and tag over 100 bonefish....

March 28, 2017

Gink & Gasoline recently published an important and timely piece by Sandy Moret, a member of the BTT Board of Directors and a founding partner of the Now or Neverglades Declaration.

Visit to sign the Now or Neverglades Declaration and to voice your support for Senate Bill 10 and House Bill 761, which will allow...