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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust applauds the U.S. Senate for passing a bipartisan infrastructure bill on August 10 that includes significant funding for water infrastructure, environmental remediation, and climate resilience projects. Included in this historic bill are $1.9 billion for aquatic ecosystem restoration projects managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, $491 million in funding to […]

Left to Right: Chico Fernandez, Sandy Moret, Dr. Andy Danylchuk Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will honor Florida anglers Sandy Moret and Chico Fernandez and scientist Dr. Andy Danylchuk for their contributions to flats fishery conservation at the 7th Annual International Science Symposium and Flats Expo, November 12-13, 2021, at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, […]

An algal bloom in Florida. Photo: Lindsey Potter Florida’s Water Quality and Habitat Crisis Significant increase in investment is urgently needed Recent actions by Governor DeSantis and the state legislature to address Florida’s continuing water quality woes are a step in the right direction—but only the first step in a marathon the state must run. […]

As if all of the extra nutrients coming from land aren’t enough of a threat to our fisheries, proposals for offshore finfish aquaculture farms are now in the works. If realized, these proposals would place large cage-culture fish aquaculture operations in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Florida coast. Among the many other concerns about […]

A dead tarpon during a red tide event on Florida’s west coast. Photo: Capt. Tommy Locke It wasn’t that long ago that such a statement would have been considered overblown and alarmist. But the terrible red tide devastating Tampa Bay is only the latest in a long line of media headlines. In fact, bad water […]

Photo: Justin Lewis The International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Science Symposium and Flats Expo was created to bring together internationally recognized marine scientists, resource managers, fishing guides, anglers, and educators to share information and learn from one another in order to advance flat fishery conservation. The mix of attendees and diversity of presentations and expert […]

Blue Bonefish Lodge, located on the southern end of Ambergris Caye, Belize, has become a Gold Sponsor of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), supporting BTT’s work to conserve the region’s flats fishery. Located only 4 miles south of San Pedro, Blue Bonefish Lodge is a hub for anglers in search of a picturesque spot to […]

The conservation of coastal habitats has never been more important to Florida and other coastal states seeking to build climate resilience. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust commends the Biden Administration for including a significant funding increase for NOAA’s National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) in the President’s FY22 budget request. The proposed $68 million represents a doubling […]

Captain Travis Holeman Captain Travis Holeman, a strong supporter of BTT’s Project Permit, passed away on May 18, 2021, just shy of his 46th birthday. Travis was one of the first champions of Project Permit at the project’s inception in 2015. Travis’ contributions to the project included freely sharing his extensive knowledge of permit from his […]

Business leaders Evan Carruthers and Ambrose Monell have joined the Board of Directors of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, along with renowned Florida Keys fishing guide Captain Rick Ruoff. “We are honored to welcome Evan, Ambrose, and Rick to the Board of Directors,” said Jim McDuffie, BTT President and CEO. “We will benefit greatly from their […]

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