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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

Year: 2022

An aerial view of dredging and mangrove removal on Windermere Island. Residents of Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, have alerted Bonefish & Tarpon Trust that a development on Windermere Island has likely dredged and removed mangroves to make space for a marina. Aerial photos and video provided to BTT show a large excavator at work, supporting the […]

A permit tagged in the Lower Keys for Project Permit. Photo: Ian Wilson BTT is working in close collaboration with the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association (FKFGA) and the Lower Keys Guides Association (LKGA) to support a set of science-based recommendations for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) Restoration Blueprint. The coalition’s recommendations underscore […]

An aerial view of the proposed construction sites on Turneffe Atoll. Source: Tunich-Nah Consultants & Engineering  If you fish the flats of Belize or care about the contributions that the Belizean fishery makes to the Florida Keys, we need you to share your public comments as soon as possible. Public comment will be accepted only through […]

A string of tarpon in the Florida Keys. Photo: Marty Dashiell BTT is working in close collaboration with the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association (FKFGA) and the Lower Keys Guides Association (LKGA) to support a set of science-based recommendations for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) Restoration Blueprint. The coalition’s recommendations underscore the critical […]

A school of Florida Keys bonefish. Photo: Tyler Bowman BTT is working in close collaboration with the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association (FKFGA) and the Lower Keys Guides Association (LKGA) to support a set of science-based recommendations for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) Restoration Blueprint. These recommendations underscore the critical importance of habitat, […]

Anglers fish the flats of Cayo Rosario, which is under threat from proposed development. Photo: Jess McGlothlin Bonefish & Tarpon Trust began working in Belize in 2006 with fisheries science focused on juvenile bonefish habitat. This work soon expanded to a focus on tagging adult bonefish, tarpon, and permit to identify their home ranges and […]

Anglers fish a scarred flat in the Florida Keys. Photo: Tyler Bowman Are you concerned about boats running over Keys flats and destroying vital habitats that will take years to recover? Then the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s proposed Restoration Blueprint should be on your radar. The FKNMS draft management plan will influence access and use […]

BTT is counting on your support on Give Miami Day to sustain our conservation work in South Florida and the Keys. These efforts focus on restoring the Everglades, conserving habitats that benefit fish and wildlife while also providing coastal resilience for South Florida, and addressing threats to water quality. BTT is taking action to ensure the […]

A bonefish pre-spawning aggregation in The Bahamas. Photo: Robbie Roemer Spatial management, which includes protected areas, is an important tool for marine conservation. Protected areas work best when they are part of a network, and provide protection for the needs of different species and for the multiple life stages of species. For example, bonefish use […]

A school of permit in Mexico. Photo: Marc Montocchio Are you planning to attend BTT’s 7th International Science Symposium & Flats Expo November 4-5 at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida? Here are three panels not to be missed! And if you haven’t registered yet, space is running out fast. You can join us at […]

Photo: Pat Ford Are you planning to attend BTT’s 7th International Science Symposium & Flats Expo November 4-5 at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida? Here are three Fishing Panels not to be missed! And if you haven’t registered yet, space is running out fast. You can join us at this triennial event […]

Migrating tarpon in the Florida Keys. Photo: Dan Diez Are you planning to attend BTT’s 7th International Science Symposium & Flats Expo November 4-5 at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida? Here are three presentations not to be missed! And if you haven’t registered yet, space is running out fast. You can join us at […]

BTT is hiring a Membership Coordinator/Database Manager. Continue reading to learn more about the position and how to apply. Our Organization Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is dedicated to the conservation of bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats, and the larger fisheries they comprise. We pursue this mission with science-based conservation initiatives, environmental education and advocacy […]

An angler releases a tagged permit in Belize. Photo: Silverline Films Bonefish, tarpon, and permit need an array of healthy coastal habitats to survive. When habitats are destroyed or degraded, the flats fishery suffers. The habitats essential to our flats species aren’t just where we fish for them, but also include habitats for juveniles, adults […]

This image shows a natural tidal creek that is close to development but serves as nursery habitat for juvenile tarpon. Nursery habitats are at risk from nutrient runoff, contaminants from septic leaching, altered freshwater flows from diverted water, and total habitat loss from coastal development. A Vulnerability Index will show us which habitats are most […]

Dr. Tom Frazer, Dean of the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. “I am honored to help support BTT’s mission to use actionable science to ensure healthy bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats,” said Frazer. “I care deeply about […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has partnered with Silver Corporate Sponsor Waypoint TV, the leading destination for fishing and hunting content, to create a designated BTT streaming channel with on-demand options. The BTT channel is scheduled to launch this summer. “BTT’s research and work on the front lines is incredibly important in the fight to protect […]

Paul Dixon and Andy Mill Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will honor fishing guide Captain Paul Dixon and angler Andy Mill at the 11th Annual NYC Dinner & Awards Ceremony on October 6, 2022. “Paul Dixon and Andy Mill are legends on the flats and in BTT’s history,” said BTT President and CEO Jim McDuffie. “Their […]

Mossy Oak Fishing, a leading manufacturer of fishing apparel, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) as a Gold Corporate Sponsor. Mossy Oak Fishing’s Element Agua pattern is the official camouflage pattern of BTT. “Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is full of fellow gamekeepers who live and work to leave their piece of […]

A day on the water with Sunbrella Horizon Marine Vinyl. When Sunbrella introduced fade-resistant fabrics to the marine market more than 60 years ago, it set a new standard for woven fabric offerings in the industry. Since then, Sunbrella has continued to innovate industry-leading fabrics that provide outstanding performance with sustainable manufacturing processes. Sunbrella is […]

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