Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

Year: 2015

We have been hearing reports of bonefish being caught near the Ft. Lauderdale / Pompano Beach, FL area. The genetics of these fish are very interesting to us and we need your help collecting samples. If you or anyone you know has been catching bonefish near there or anywhere along in Florida, please contact us […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will be a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Snook Symposium, to be held in Orlando, FL on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Why, you might ask, is BTT sponsoring the Snook Symposium? It’s simple – juvenile and sub-adult tarpon and snook use many of the same […]

BTT Board member Bill Horn, former Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, provides a summary of the poor state of affairs in Florida Bay, and shares his ideas on ways to fix the problem in a special edition of “The Angling Report”. Click here to read the article.  

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is pleased to announce Montauk Tackle Company as their newest Corporate Sponsor at the Bronze Partner Level. Montauk Tackle is a Made in the USA Company whose performance sportswear is built from the ground up with technology designed for an active coastal lifestyle. As part of their sponsorship, Montauk Tackle has […]

Originally posted on www.asf.ca St. Andrews, NB – The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased to announce that Christopher H. Buckley Jr., a resident of Islamorada, Florida, has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Lee Wulff Atlantic Salmon Conservation Award.   Former ASF (U.S.) Chairman Richard J. Warren presented the award today at […]

For those of you who have been curious, here is a video of BTT’s Justin Lewis showing you how to take a fin clip sample from a bonefish for Bonefish and Tarpon Trust’s Bonefish Genetics Program. The process limits air exposure and is harmless to the fish. In fact, the section of clipped fin grows […]

BTT Contributing scientist, Christopher Haak, presents on behalf of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust on “The Pivotal Role of Technology in Advancing Bonefish Science” at the American Museum of Fly Fishing’s 2015 Deborah Pratt Dawson Conservation Symposium. Chek out the short video of his presentation below.

It is a well-known fact that our oceans are in serious trouble from a combination of over-fishing, pollution, and unsustainable development. One of the most heavily impacted marine environments is the flats, where many anglers target their favorite species including bonefish, permit, and tarpon. Some keys to the conservation of these species are initial awareness […]

Capt. Duane Baker Release a nice Keys bonefish. The Conservation Captain for November 2015 is Capt. Duane Baker out of Islamorada, FL. Duane is the head of the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association. He has also been a rockstar by helping BTT on mapping, Everglades National Park issues, genetics sampling, fishing logbooks and much more. […]

MIAMI, FL – Imagine a fishery worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually, for which virtually no data existed to inform management. Until recently, that was the case for the recreational fishery for bonefish, tarpon and permit. The current special issue of the scientific journal Environmental Biology of Fishes, focused on bonefish and tarpon, highlights […]

  Originally posted on Hatch Magazine. Click to view the original article. By Chad Shmukler Catching a bonefish or a tarpon is reward enough in itself. Both fish are elusive. Both are amongst the angling world’s most impressive fighters. Both are beautiful specimens to behold. Should you, however, require additional motivation in order to land […]

Since 2006, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has been working with partners in the Bahamas — anglers, guides, lodges and outfitters, other conservation organizations and government agencies — to identify the threats that bonefish populations face and to protect them. These relationships have been integral to the success that BTT has had in the Bahamas and […]

“Fly Fishing Licences ‘Largely Determined’” Originally posted on tribune424.com. Click here to read the full story. By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net The Department of Marine Resources’ director yesterday said it has been “pretty much determined” that persons will require licenses for fly fishing in the Bahamas, with the fee varying according to duration. […]

In a new article on Phys.org, BTT is highlighted in our collaboration with FIT in Project Bay Bones. Read the article here. We have partnered with researchers at Florida International University to create PROJECT BAY BONES to investigate changes in South Florida waters and how these changes may affect the quality of bonefishing. We need […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release 9.16.15 Contact: Alex Lovett-Woodsum Director of Development and Communications Bonefish & Tarpon Trust 617-872-4807 Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Announces New Executive Director Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, a conservation organization focused on protecting bonefish, tarpon, permit and their habitats, has announced the selection of Jim McDuffie as its first Executive Director. The […]

Here’s an interview of BTT’s Dr. Aaron Adams that was recorded at ICAST just a few months ago by Tyler Kapela with MSN Sports. Watch to learn more about what BTT is doing to better the fishery in the keys.  

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is pleased to announce YETI Coolers as its newest Corporate Sponsor. YETI Coolers will support Bonefish & Tarpon Trust for the remainder of 2015 and 2016 as a Gold Partner and title sponsor of BTT’s Bonefish and Tarpon Genetics Program. YETI Coolers was founded by sportsmen who used their experience in […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is pleased to announce that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to institute new regulations for barracuda in south Florida. Prior to these new regulations, there were effectively no regulations for barracuda in Florida. The FWC Commissioners were impressed by the testimony of guides and anglers at numerous […]

We are pleased to share good news from the Bahamas. The Minister of the Environment, Kenred Dorsett, recently announced the creation of numerous new marine parks in the Bahamas. Among the new designations are parks on Grand Bahama and Abaco that have been the focus of efforts by BTT collaborators Bahamas National Trust, Abaco Fly […]

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is excited to announce the official launch of its juvenile tarpon habitat work in South Carolina on September 1, 2015 at the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center. The goal of the project is to gain a better understanding of juvenile tarpon habitat use and what that means for the adult fishery in South Carolina and nearby […]

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