March 2018 | Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
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  The Rt. Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of bonefish, tarpon, permit—the species, their habitats, and the larger fisheries they support. We work in a broad geography that spans the Caribbean Basin from its easternmost anchor in the Bahamas. Locally, we have […]

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 fish with Blue Horizon Fly Fishing in Belize!  The lucky winner will enjoy 5 nights at Thatch Caye Resort and 4 days of guided fly fishing with the famous permit master Lincoln Westby and […]

  Flats Fishing Advocates Urge Oban’s Relocation     (photo: Cam Luck) By NEIL HARTNELL ​Nassau Tribune Bahamian flats/bonefishing advocates yesterday called for the $5.5 billion Oban Energies project to be relocated, warning: “We don’t want to find out” the impacts if it goes wrong. Justin Lewis, the Bahamas’ manager for the Bonefish & Tarpon […]

Dear Representative: We write to share our grave concern about the proposed opening of US offshore waters to oil drilling. We fear that such activities will negatively impact economically important recreational fisheries throughout the southeastern and Gulf of Mexico coasts. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is a member-supported, science-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of […]

BTT mourns the loss of Bernard “Lefty” Kreh, a fly-fishing pioneer and ambassador the likes of which our sport may never see again. After serving in the second World War, Lefty went on to become an accomplished outdoor writer and editor, fishing show host, conservationist, and a world renowned casting instructor. A native of Maryland, […]

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Honors Paul Tudor Jones By Monte Burke Forbes Magazine At the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s annual New York City dinner, held last night at an uptown club that would prefer to go unnamed, a simple roll cast in any direction would have put you in contact with an angling luminary. The artists, James […]

Wayne Meland developed his deep appreciation for conservation while pursuing his passion for fishing. His dedication and commitment to conversation causes has led him to help several organizations spread the word, raise funds, and respond to the most significant challenges facing Florida’s fisheries. A resident of Naples since 1995 who now works as a Senior […]

The proposal for expanding offshore drilling for oil along the US coast poses a real threat to species that support economically important recreational fisheries and the habitats upon which these fisheries depend. Atlantic tarpon support a valuable recreational fishery that spans from Chesapeake Bay to Texas. Data show that adult tarpon undergo seasonal migrations from […]

Is there anything more exhilarating than scrambling to recover line that’s buzzing off your reel, then landing a well-deserved bonefish? Believe it or not, there is: landing that bonefish and finding it has been tagged. Not only are you having the time of your life; you’re contributing to BTT’s ongoing bonefish research. Take it from […]