September 2017 | Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
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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 […]

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 […]

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 this year, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is proud to be a part of the South Florida and Keys community. We are inspired every day by this remarkable intersection of land and sea and by the people who call it home. We extend our sympathy and support to our neighbors and friends who have been affected by Hurricane Irma. Historic rainfall, flooding and tropical […]

Harvey left its mark on Texas. In its wake, Irma, what’s being called one of the most vicious storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, is passing Puerto Rico and now barreling toward The Bahamas and South Florida, where she could make U.S. landfall in the Keys as early as Saturday. Florida-based flyfishing businesses such as Nautilus […]

Click through Kelly Reark’s online gallery and you will find yourself in a South Florida ocean scene: canvas, silk, and fish mounts show bright renditions of turtles, flats fishermen, sea horses, and—of course—bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Kelly’s Florida roots go back several generations. As a child, she developed an interest in the local wildlife while […]

The 4th Annual Hell’s Bay Tarpon Cup Tournament at Cabin Bluff in Woodbine, Georgia, was a major success, raising $6,000 for BTT tarpon research! In this unique fishery, anglers were able to target tarpon from the backwater estuaries to the deep water coastal areas, and had their caught tarpon tagged as part of BTT’s Tarpon Acoustic […]