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Photo: Dr. Jiangang Luo The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted today to establish a four-month no fishing closure at Western Dry Rocks, the most important permit spawning site in the Lower Keys. Conservation organizations celebrated the vote, which capped a year-long effort to protect spawning fish that aggregate at the site. “We […]

Shallow flats of Corozal Bay, Belize. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Belize-Mexico Initiative seeks to identify and address threats to the region’s flats fishery. To this end, Belize-Mexico Initiative Coordinator Dr. Addiel Perez, began collaborating in 2021 with colleagues from El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) in Mexico, and the Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development (SACD) […]

Voice your support for a four-month closure at Western Dry Rocks. The future of the Keys permit fishery depends on it. In recent weeks, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hosted three virtual workshops to gather public comment on the proposed four-month no fishing closure at Western Dry Rocks, the most important permit […]

photo: Justin Lewis Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) offshore oil exploration, which began in December 2020, poses a greater threat to the US coastline than previously suggested by the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment. “Our conclusion is that drilling in the location southeast of Cay Sal Bank on Cooper Block is dangerous for producing oil pollution for […]

Photo courtesy of MANG MANG, an environmental apparel company based in West Palm Beach, FL, has become a BTT Gold Sponsor. MANG’s mission is to restore coastal ecosystems across the globe by focusing on mangrove restoration. Through its Buy One. Plant One.® initiative, MANG plants a mangrove for every product sold. Since the co-founders and twin […]