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To address the decline of Florida’s fisheries, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, the world leader in saltwater flats conservation, is advocating for the inclusion of habitat needs in FWC’s fisheries management plans.BTT calls on anglers, guides and other stakeholders to sign the “Habitat is the Future of Florida Fisheries” petition and to contact the Florida Fish […]

To conserve fish populations and maintain healthy fisheries, it is essential to understand how fish populations are changing over time and any potential threats. We currently lack information on permit in Florida, making the future of this incredible fishery uncertain. If you fish or guide for permit in Florida, please complete our survey on permit […]

Stu Apte and the late Billy Pate have been named inaugural inductees in the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Circle of Honor, which recognizes legendary anglers, fishing guides and conservation leaders who have made significant contributions to the conservation of the bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries. A Navy fighter pilot during the Korean conflict, Apte went […]

The 14th Annual Trippe’s Tarpon Tournament (The 3T), held April 24-26, was once again a success, raising $7,000 in support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project, which has tagged more than 100 fish to date. Over the years, the tournament has become increasingly focused on conservation and sustainability. Its unique scoring system rewards […]

BTT research conducted in the Bahamas during the recent bonefish spawning season revealed important new information about bonefish reproduction. Click here to read the research report published by the Fisheries Research Foundation.

SUBJECT: License Renewal Application of Turkey Point Nuclear Plant  DATE: April 28, 2019  Bonefish & Tarpon Trust writes to provide comment on the License Renewal Application of Turkey Point Nuclear Plant by FPL. Due to the ongoing environmental impacts caused by the Cooling Canals System, including the degradation of habitats important to our valuable recreational […]