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 Photo: Justin Lewis We recently completed a mapping project that estimates that Hurricane Dorian destroyed or severely damaged 75% of the mangroves on Grand Bahama, and more than 45% of the mangroves on Abaco. Since mangroves are essential to the ecology of Bahamas bonefish flats, and it would take decades for these areas to recover […]

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 in Florida and across the Caribbean Basin, from the Bahamas to Mexico, through research, education and advocacy. Our record of accomplishment and ongoing programs distinguish BTT as […]

Waypoint TV, the leading digital destination and provider of fishing and hunting streaming content, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Bronze Corporate Sponsor. “BTT’s research and work on the front lines is incredibly important in the fight to protect and preserve the resources we hold so dearly,” said […]

Photo: Dr. Aaron Adams Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is concerned about the potential regional effects of the planned Cargo Expansion and Construction of Cruise Terminal & Cruise Tourism Village in Belize City, due to the proposal to dispose of the dredge materials in areas that will damage coastal habitats and fisheries. We anticipate that the […]

Much of Belize’s tourism – most of which is ecotourism – depends on the health of its unique ecosystems. The popularity of ecotourism in the country has thus played a major role in the protection and conservation of natural habitats, both on land and at sea. Conservation efforts in Belize, such as the implementation of […]

Photos courtesy of Capt. Seth Vernon It all had to happen just so: A few days strung together with light winds to flatten the ocean off North Carolina’s coast, warm water to push the fish high and keep them happy, Spanish mackerel and menhaden and ladyfish thick on the beach, a morning of falling tide, […]

YETI, a leading manufacturer of premium outdoor gear, based in Austin, Texas, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Gold Corporate Sponsor. “At YETI, we firmly believe in protecting wild places and our access to them,” said Jake Drees, YETI Fly Fishing Marketing Manager. “We are excited to continue […]

As we enter the next decade, it has become increasingly clear that we must bring a hasty end to the Plastic Age. Though plastic has enabled us to make economic and technological progress, its impact on the natural world has been devastating. Over the course of its 100-plus-year existence, plastics have invaded nearly every crevice […]

With the knowledge that recycling isn’t actually getting recycled, what are our options? Properly cleaning out our plastics to recycle them could do more harm to the environment than good. Think about how much water it takes to completely clean out a jar of peanut butter (I mean spotless), and hot water uses fossil fuels […]

We can all agree that one of the most negative consequences of the Plastic Crisis is its impact on our oceans, but how does it get there in the first place?  When we recycle items or put them in the trash, we assume that they makes it to a landfill or recycling center.  That’s where […]