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BTT Tags 100th Permit in Acoustic Tagging Project

BTT’s permit tracking project, a collaboration with Carleton University, reached a major milestone yesterday, with over 100 permit tagged with acoustic transmitters since March 2016! We are learning a lot about permit movement patterns and the data have already influenced permit harvest regulations, such as the expansion of the permit harvest season closure in the Special Permit Zone (SPZ) to include the month of April. 

BTT thanks Travis Holeman and Bear Holeman from Key West Angling for helping with tagging efforts, and all the guides and anglers who have donated their time over the past 2 years. This important project is generously sponsored by Costa Sunglasses and the March Merkin Permit Tournament, with support from Lower Keys Guides Association, Hell’s Bay Boatworks and Pathfinder Boats. Photo: Dr. Jake Brownscombe