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On June 26th, South Florida PBS’ Emmy-award winning original series, Changing Seas, will take audiences out on the flats with scientists who study some of Florida’s most popular game fish – bonefish, tarpon and permit.  Join the Changing Seas team and experts from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust for a free Premiere Screening of “Fishing the Flats for Science,” followed by an Expert […]

This weekend marked the third year of tarpon acoustic tagging, generously sponsored by Maverick Boat Group, in Charlotte Harbor and the first year expanding south to Sanibel. With the help of our gracious network of guides and anglers, BTT was able to tag 8 tarpon ranging from 60 to 105 pounds in two days. BTT currently has […]

Photo: Pat Ford Our Organization Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries through research, stewardship, education and advocacy. Our record of accomplishment and ongoing research programs distinguish BTT as a leader in the conservation of these species and their habitats. Position Description The Bookkeeper works […]

Photo: Pat Ford Our Organization Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries through research, stewardship, education and advocacy. Our record of accomplishment and ongoing research programs distinguish BTT as a leader in the conservation of these species and their habitats. Position Description The Education Coordinator […]

BTT kicked off the Charlotte Harbor leg of the 2018 Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project last month with a 91-pound fish caught near Little Gasparilla Island. This tarpon was caught by a husband and wife team from Pennsylvania on Capt. Chuck Jenks’ boat. After a short fight, the tarpon (believed to be male) was released in […]

From left: Greg Fay (BTT Board Member), Cory Deal (BTT Events Coordinator), Dr. Ross Boucek (BTT Florida Keys Initiative Manager), Garrett Gordy (Co-Founder of Gordy & Sons Outfitters), Andy Mill (Former Olympian and Professional Angler), Mark Rehbein, (BTT Director of Development) Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Gordy & Sons Outfitters are pleased to announce the launch of […]

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 […]