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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

Johnny Morris (right) and his son, John Paul Morris, with a nice tarpon on fly. Photo: Bass Pro Shops Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will induct Bass Pro Shops founder and CEO Johnny Morris, the late President George H.W. Bush, and the late Captain George Hommell, Jr., a pioneering fishing guide, into the organization’s Circle of […]

Biscayne Bay. Photo: Nick Roberts Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) today announced a grant of $44,000 awarded to Miami Waterkeeper (MWK) to help fund an ongoing study of nutrients and bacteria in Biscayne Bay. BTT joins with partners Florida International University, University of Miami, NOAA, EPA, and Beta Analytic in supporting the MWK-led project. “Biscayne […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is committed to America’s Everglades! And that commitment has never wavered. Everglades restoration projects are critical for clean water and healthy fisheries, and the EAA Reservoir is an essential part of the plan to reduce harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee. Equally important, it will restore the natural flow of much-needed fresh […]

A representative mangrove creek in the Charlotte Harbor estuary and a surrounding mosaic of coastal ponds, high marsh, and salt pannes, as well as ongoing residential development impacting these habitats. A seemingly natural creek is still vulnerable to hydrologic changes, nutrient runoff and habitat loss due to development. BTT recently collaborated with Florida Fish and […]

Copal Tree Lodge, an all-inclusive luxury eco-resort tucked away in the jungle of southern Belize, has become a Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Gold Sponsor. Copal Tree is supporting a new BTT education campaign to teach local communities about the importance of conserving the flats fishery and the unique estuarine and marine ecosystems of southern Belize […]

BTT is excited to welcome our newest Youth Ambassador, Michael Jacolow, from Tampa, Florida. Michael is a young angler passionate about the conservation of natural resources. Growing up on the water, Michael has come to truly appreciate and value the ocean— especially the flats, reefs and local beaches in Boca Grande and Tampa. He spends […]

Photo: Ian Wilson A three-year study by Florida International University (FIU) and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) has discovered pharmaceutical contaminants in the blood and other tissues of bonefish in Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys. “Coastal fisheries face increasing threats associated with human-based contaminants,” said Jim McDuffie, BTT President and CEO. “Pharmaceuticals are an […]

Photo: Elijah Sands / Bahamas National Trust In celebration of World Wetlands Day, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Bahamas National Trust, Friends of the Environment, and MANG, along with local students and teachers, government officials, Kiwanis Club of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island Tourism Department and Bahamas Forestry Unit, came together to plant 2,400 red mangroves in East End […]