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Photo: Dr. Aaron Adams The following remarks were delivered by Dr. Aaron Adams at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Dr. Adams spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.  Good morning Commissioners, it’s good to speak to you once again. And to see the FWC staff with whom we have a […]

Photo: John Johns John Johns, former President & CEO of Protective Life Corporation, has joined the Board of Directors of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), a science-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. “I am delighted and thankful for the opportunity […]

Photo: Captain Diego Rouylle The following remarks were delivered by Captain Diego Rouylle at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Capt. Rouylle spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.  Ladies and gentlemen, I am glad to be here today. The number of permit on our flats has decreased by over 70 percent […]

Photo: Captain Dale Bishop The following remarks were delivered by Captain Dale Bishop at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Capt. Bishop spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.  Good morning, my name is Captain Dale Bishop. I am a flats fishing guide in the Lower Florida Keys. I’ve been guiding […]

Tom Brokaw. Photo: Dorsey Pictures Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will honor Emmy award winning television journalist Tom Brokaw with the Lefty Kreh Award for Lifetime Achievement in Conservation at BTT’s 9th Annual NYC Dinner & Awards Ceremony held on April 21, 2020, at The University Club. The Lefty Kreh Award is presented annually to an individual […]

The following remarks were delivered by Captain Jimmy Gagliardini at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Capt. Gagliardini spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.  Good Morning. My name is Captain Jimmy Gagliardini and I am here to speak to you about the reality of the fisheries in the Florida Keys. I […]

The following remarks were delivered by BTT Florida Keys Initiative Manager Dr. Ross Boucek at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Dr. Boucek spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.   Good morning Chairman and Commissioners, My name is Dr. Ross Boucek. I am a scientist for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. I […]

Bonefish 5905. Photo: Ian Wilson For a bonefish fishery to be productive, we must let bonefish spawn undisturbed. Therefore, finding where bonefish spawn, and protecting those fish and habitats that support them, have been a core component of BTT’s conservation approach. Throughout the Caribbean, BTT researchers have mapped bonefish spawning sites in Mexico, Belize and […]


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