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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

The following text is from a recent Instagram post from Capt. Eric Herstedt @capt_eric_herstedt. This is a post about mishandling bonefish and tarpon for pictures by guides and recreational anglers. It’s 2020 and the way we all treat fish seems to improve every year. I am hoping to promote even better handling of bonefish and tarpon. […]

Photo: Omar Arceo Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is strongly in support of the flats fishing community and Belizean citizens in their opposition to the proposed Cayo Rosario development, and to the current construction-related activities at Cayo Rosario. The development plan for Cayo Rosario is ill-conceived, not appropriate for these habitats, and will damage the economically […]

Photo: Silver Kings The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission passed on February 20 a proposed amendment that will prohibit possession of tarpon and make it illegal to gaff, spear, or puncture tarpon by any method other than hook and line. BTT supported the amendment throughout the process and applauds the NC Marine Fisheries Commission for […]

Capt. Doug Kilpatrick. Photo: Ian Wilson Veteran Key West fishing guide Captain Doug Kilpatrick has joined the Board of Directors of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, a science-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. Founded in Key Largo in 1998, BTT pursues its mission […]