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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

Photo: Dr. Aaron Adams BTT is proud to be part of the diverse coalition of conservation groups working to promote policy solutions to address the impacts of climate change. Read the full press release below to learn more about the #OurLandWaterWildlife campaign. Washington D.C.—This week a diverse coalition of 41 groups from across the hunting, fishing, landowner, […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is pleased to recognize Jim Rataczak as the 2021 Artist of the Year. Rataczak’s paintings reflect his passion for the natural world, especially birds and the scenic places they inhabit. “I have known Jim for three decades, starting when he was relatively new at making a living painting,” said Bill Legg, […]

Photo: Tony Cianciotto We are pleased to share an exciting breakthrough in the Bonefish Reproductive Research Project, a pioneering collaborative research project of BTT and FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). The goal of the project is to acquire new knowledge in bonefish spawning behavior, reproduction, and the early life stages to advance the conservation […]

The Atlantic Menhaden Management Board of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will vote tomorrow on a proposed reduction in catch limit for the Atlantic menhaden, an important food source for tarpon, striped bass, and other sportfish. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the American Saltwater Guides Association recently submitted a letter urging the ASMFC’s Atlantic Menhaden Management Board […]

Eleven Angling, a leader in international destination fishing trips and expeditions, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Gold Corporate Sponsor. “We are proud to renew our continued support of BTT’s efforts to protect bonefish, tarpon, and permit, as well as the environments in which they reside,” said Zeke […]

Patagonia, an outdoor equipment and apparel company based in Ventura, California, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Platinum Corporate Sponsor. “Our mission statement is simple,” said Ted Manning, Patagonia’s director of fly fishing. “We’re in business to save our home planet. That means we are solution-driven. Everything we do—from the […]

Two Nations, One Fishery

October 8, 2020

Collaborative research efforts continue between BTT and University of Havana BY CHRIS SANTELLA Political regimes change…and sometimes they don’t. Either way, it doesn’t mean a thing to fish. “Nature does not understand politics,” ventured Dr. Jorge Alberto Angulo-Valdes, a scientist who splits his time between the Center for Marine Research, University of Havana and Eckerd […]

SIMMS, a leading manufacturer of fishing gear and apparel, has renewed its Silver Sponsorship of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Florida Keys Initiative, which seeks to protect, restore and conserve the Keys’ flats fishery through research and education. “Protecting our fisheries has been a priority for SIMMS since it was founded,” said Casey Sheahan, SIMMS’ CEO. “During […]