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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 […]

Photo: Pat Ford A year-long study by Florida International University (FIU) and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) has discovered pharmaceutical contaminants in the blood and other tissues of redfish in Florida waters. This research follows a similar study of bonefish in the Florida Keys, which revealed high levels of pharmaceutical contamination. This new study shows that these […]