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October 18, 2018

Florida, a state that depends on water – fresh, estuarine and marine – for its economy and cultural identity more than most other states is in a dire situation of its own making. Decades of water and natural-resource mismanagement, recently accelerated, are coming home to roost. The current focus is on the red tide, classified as a harmful algal bloom,...

October 10, 2018

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, in partnership with Trout Unlimited , is pleased to announce the establishment of the Lefty Kreh Memorial Conservation Fund in memory of legendary angler and instructor Bernard "Lefty" Kreh.

"Lefty made us all better fly casters and did so while keeping a smile on our faces," said BTT President and Chief Executive Officer Jim...

October 2, 2018

Development and Events Coordinator

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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries through research, stewardship, education and advocacy. Our record of accomplishment and ongoing research program distinguish BTT as a leader in the conservation of these species and their habitats.

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The Development and Events...

October 1, 2018

Dr. Aaron Adams. Photo: Rafeed Hussain

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust was invited to participate in a special Capitol Hill Red Tide Briefing on September 27. Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT's Director of Science and Conservation, spoke at length about the high likelihood that, although the organism that causes red tide is natural to the Gulf coast, human-introduced nutrients...

September 30, 2018

( Approximately 140-pound tarpon photographed by Capt. Tommy Locke outside Cayo Costa )

Once again, Florida’s fisheries are suffering from the legacy of long-time mismanagement of Florida’s water resources. Southwest Florida is plagued by a red tide that is causing unprecedented kills of gamefish. Reports from those on the water estimate that tens of thousands of snook were...

September 20, 2018

BTT’s Bahamas Initiative is a nationwide collaborative effort to identify and conserve bonefish habitats and educate the public about the importance of the flats environment.

Our conservation efforts expanded this year to include a mangrove creek restoration component, which seeks to reconnect fragmented mangrove creek systems and restore both tidal flow and fish passage. By restoring these...

September 18, 2018

BTT’s educational tour made a pit stop on Andros island for the Bahamas National Trust's (BNT) annual Eco-Camp. This year's camp brought together 40 students from across 30 Bahamian islands interested in learning about their local environments. The camp curriculum dedicated a day to learning about flats habitat and their dependent species. BTT Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis...

September 11, 2018

This summer, Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis and intern Nina Sanchez represented Bonefish & Tarpon Trust at the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) and Royal Bahamas Defense Force Marine Conservation Workshop, sponsored in part by BTT. The week-long workshop, held at the Royal Bahamas Defense Force base in Nassau, gave participants the opportunity to learn about marine conservation and...

September 10, 2018

Three weeks ago, BTT was contacted by a group of concerned anglers regarding a development site in Tarpon Springs, FL that was inhabited by tarpon of all sizes. Most of these anglers had been fishing there for years, even decades. The water was being drained rapidly, which meant we had to act fast. After a few phone calls, we were...

August 27, 2018

An article about BTT's Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project, generously sponsored by Maverick Boat Group , recently appeared in The Boca Beacon .

It’s midnight. Do you know where your tarpon are? That’s a question that Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and its fearless tarpon taggers are working to answer. Last month marked Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s third...

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