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October 16, 2017

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is excited to announce its annual, members-only Trip of a Lifetime drawing. This year, one member and his/her guest will win a trip to Deep Water Cay in The Bahamas!

Eligibility:

You are eligible to win if…

1.You have joined BTT as a dues-paying member in 2017

2.You...

October 10, 2017

Larval Tarpon: A Survivor Story

JoEllen K. Wilson, BTT Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Manager

What do tarpon and honest politicians have in common? They both start out small and most never make it to be big fish. Some would say that at least one of these is a mythical creature, or those chasing tarpon with a fly rod...

October 6, 2017

Two More Tarpon Tagged in South Carolina

On the heels of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, UMass Amherst graduate student Lucas Griffin and BTT scientist JoEllen Wilson were able to continue the two tarpon per year acoustic tagging streak that started in 2016. The first tarpon, estimated 40 lbs., was the smallest tagged by BTT in South Carolina....

October 5, 2017

Flatsbag in collaboration with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust have set up this week at Crooked & Acklins Trophy Lodge June 8 - June 16, 2018 to fish and conduct bonefish research on the flats of Crooked Island, with the purpose of tagging bonefish and identifying vital bonefish habitat. Your host for the trip will be BTT’s...

October 3, 2017

HOMESTEAD, Fla. --- Biscayne National Park is pleased to announce the reopening today of Adams Key, a popular day use area in the park. The key has been closed since Hurricane Irma swept through the area on September 10, 2017. Saw crews have been working on clearing downed trees, removing stumps, and cleaning up storm debris to make the key...

September 26, 2017

News Deeply recently published a piece about the harmful impacts that sand mining has on coastal ecosystems.This issue presents a very real threat to flats habitats, and is yet another example of why we need habitat protections to ensure a healthy fishery in the future. (Photo Credit: Steve Austin/Flickr)

Researchers say the world faces a sand...

September 25, 2017

Over the past nine years, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has accomplished a lot through its Bahamas Initiative, from identifying bonefish home ranges and pre-spawning aggregation sites to developing an education curriculum for Bahamian students. One of the top accomplishments of BTT’s Bahamas Initiative is the designation of six national parks on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in collaboration...

September 20, 2017

Inagua Genetics Collection

The southern Bahamas is the most sparsely populated region in the country, where little has changed in the way of life for the people who call it home. With such a small population and small anthropogenic footprint, wildlife flourishes on these islands, especially on the southernmost island in the Bahamian archipelago, Inagua.

Earlier...

September 19, 2017

Connecting the Dots with Acoustic Telemetry: A Promising Approach to Track Highly Migratory Atlantic Tarpon Across the Gulf of Mexico and Western Atlantic

On Friday, September 22, Lucas Griffin (University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust) will hold a seminar at the College of Charleston. He will be focusing on the importance of the acoustic networks with...

September 15, 2017

Hurricane Irma was the largest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic. From its landfall in Key West until its flood-soaked exit from Jacksonville, Irma engulfed the entire state with torrential rains, powerful winds and devastating storm surges, impacting millions.

No region was hit harder than the Florida Keys. This special community of fishing guides and anglers faces a long...

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