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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

Our Organization: Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is dedicated to the conservation of bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats, and the larger fisheries they support. We pursue this mission through research, conservation, education and advocacy. Our record of accomplishment and ongoing research programs distinguish BTT as a leader in the conservation of these species and […]

Back in 2014, BTT and Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures co-sponsored the first Belize Flats Fishing Summit in Belize City. The Summit brought together more than 40 guides and lodge owners from throughout coastal Belize, from Punta Gorda in the south to San Pedro in the north, and points in between. They came together to discuss […]

Simms Fishing Products, a leading manufacturer of fishing gear and apparel, has become a Silver Sponsor of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Florida Keys Initiative, which seeks to protect, restore and conserve the Keys’ flats fishery through research and education. “Simms aligns with grassroots organizations that really make a difference,” said Casey Sheahan, Simms’ CEO. “BTT’s […]

In a recent post we announced that Dr. Addiel Perez has joined BTT as the Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator. Although BTT has been conducting research and promoting conservation in Belize for many years, there is an urgent need for a large-scale strategic plan to address the many growing threats to the flats fishery in Belize and […]

To sustain any fishery, we must protect the habitats that the fish we target use throughout their entire lives. These habitats not only include the places where we fish for the adults, but more importantly, the habitats that support the juveniles and sub-adults. For permit in the Keys, you can find abundant newborns (1-3 inches) […]