Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

Year: 2023

Ascension Bay Lodge of Punta Allen, Mexico, has announced its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Bronze Partner. Opened in 2015 and remodeled during the summer of 2020, Ascension Bay Lodge (ABL) is a boutique fishing lodge located on one of the most prolific and pristine saltwater flats fisheries on earth. Whether it’s […]

Madison Valley Ranch, a premier fly-fishing lodge near Bozeman, Montana, has announced its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Silver Partner. “As one of the world’s premier fly-fishing lodges, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust,” said Tom Focthman, Co-Owner of Madison Valley Ranch. “Our shared passion for […]

Jack Walker recently moved with his family to Palm Coast, Florida, where he is enjoying learning to target snook, tarpon, redfish, trout in his local waterways. “I have been learning my way around the area as there are countless canals and ponds of both salt and fresh water,” Jack shared. “I have also been fortunate […]

The Halyard Restaurant Group, based in Saint Simons Island, GA, has announced its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Silver Partner. “BTT is a great organization accomplishing more each year because of a dedicated staff and a growing number of loyal supporters,” said captain and chef Dave Snyder, owner of Halyard Restaurant Group. […]

Ali Gentry, Vaughn Roberts, and Diana Rudolph. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust announced today the election of Ali Gentry, Vaughn Roberts, and Diana Rudolph to the BTT Board of Directors. “We are honored to welcome Ali, Vaughn, and Diana to the board,” said Jim McDuffie, BTT President and CEO. “Their knowledge, experience and commitment to the […]

Punta Allen, Mexico. Photo: YDCCF Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Silver Partner Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation (YDCCF) has announced a new initiative: The Lodge Partner Program. Since its inception in 2106, YDCCF has helped give back to angling communities throughout the world by funding numerous grassroots, locally driven projects. To date, the Foundation has […]

The Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation (YDCCF) has awarded a $20,000 grant to Bonefish & Tarpon Trust to help fund the Bahamas Mangrove Restoration Project. YDCCF is a non-profit foundation focused on preserving, protecting and enhancing the places and communities that matter to anglers. Since 2016, the foundation has invested over $1.2 million in […]

Photo: Dylan Schmitz Far Bank Enterprises, and their house of brands that includes Sage Fly Fishing, Redington, RIO Products, and Fly Water Travel, has become a Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Gold Partner, extending its previous support of BTT’s mission to conserve bonefish, tarpon, and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. “Conservation […]

One of the greatest threats to Florida’s fisheries is poor water quality resulting from too many nutrients and contaminants. Contaminants that have recently made the news are pharmaceuticals, which BTT and its collaborating scientists found in bonefish in the Florida Keys and in redfish throughout the state. Another contaminant that has long been a concern […]

BTT Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Program Manager JoEllen Wilson presents to Summit attendees.  Bonefish & Tarpon Trust sponsored and presented at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Landscape Conservation Summit earlier this month in Fort Myers, FL. The Summit focused on the agency’s reintroduced Landscape Conservation Initiative. The theme of the Summit was Connect, […]

A guide releases a juvenile tarpon. Photo: Dr. Addiel Perez The Belize-Mexico Program continues to make advances in integrating the flats fishery into conservation for improved management of bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook and their habitats. In May, BTT focused on working with resources managers and flats fishing guides along the Caribbean coast of southern Mexico and […]

Baterbys, a leading dealer of art, framing and furniture, has increased its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust to the Silver Corporate Partner level. A longtime BTT sponsor, Baterbys is committed to helping its clients develop their fine art collection with confidence. “Baterbys sees assisting conservation efforts as a way to preserve the future for […]

Chase Burroughs Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is pleased to welcome Chase Burroughs to the BTT Youth Ambassador Program. BTT’s first Youth Ambassador from Texas, Chase Burroughs lives in Houston, where he was introduced to fishing by his parents at a young age. He regularly fishes in his “backyard” of Galveston Bay and has also taken trips […]

Dr. Addiel Perez (far left), Steve Trippe (third from left) and the 2023 tournament participants. The 2023 edition of the 3T Tarpon Tournament, founded by Steve Trippe, was held in Holbox, Mexico, and raised more $10,000 for BTT’s Mexico-Belize Initiative! Anglers fished out of Alejandro Vega’s Holbox Tarpon Club, enjoying great weather and spectacular fishing […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust supported historic funding and multiple bills during Florida’s 2023 legislative session to improve water quality and fish habitat along the state’s coasts and estuaries. BTT is grateful to President Passidomo, and Senators Broxon and Brodeur as well as Speaker Renner and Representatives Leek and Altman for their support. We also thank […]

Dan Berger has been elected Vice Chair of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Board of Directors. Berger has served on the BTT board since 2017 and chairs the Policy and Government Affairs Committee. “Dan has contributed significantly to BTT’s exponential growth and development over recent years,” said BTT President and CEO Jim McDuffie. “His impact […]

When a member received an emergency pacemaker during a deep-sea fishing trip in Costa Rica, Global Rescue deployed a paramedic to provide a medical escort from hospital bedside to the member’s home country hospital of choice.  An international trip combining tropical adventures at sea as well as rest and relaxation in a paradise setting is […]

The recently discovered bonefish PSA in the Florida Keys. Photo: Ian Wilson-Navarro Bonefish & Tarpon Trust scientists have successfully located and documented a bonefish pre-spawning aggregation (PSA) in the Florida Keys. The discovery is the first of its kind in Florida waters and the culmination of a years-long search that utilized acoustic telemetry and the historical […]

Photo: Greg Dini Anglers and fishing guides are an essential source of knowledge when it comes to assessing the health of fish populations and identifying threats to their sustainability. By spending a significant amount of time on the water, they have a wealth of knowledge that can be used to better understand the state of […]

Photo: Pat Ford The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently released its draft approach to update fisheries regulations for common snook in Florida and is currently accepting public comment and recommendations. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust supports FWC’s proposed addition of regional management that will be updated regularly using a suite of metrics. However, BTT is […]

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