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A permit landed in Mexico. Photo: Bajío  Bajío, a leading independent sunglasses manufacturer, has announced its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Silver Corporate Partner. Based in New Smyrna Beach, FL, Bajío is a brand motivated by a profound connection to the water and a drive to inspire positive change. “We are so […]

Big Cypress National Preserve. Photo: National Park Service  By Chris Santella Phoenix, Arizona has an average rainfall of 12.03” and an average humidity of 36 percent. There have been no confirmed sightings of tarpon, bonefish or permit in the region since the city was established in 1881. Big Cypress National Preserve (the swampy habitat that’s […]

Nina Sanchez and Lysandra Chan By Chris Santella The foundation of BTT’s work rests in the field. It’s here that the data points essential to the organization’s scientific work are collected. And it’s here that the important connections with stakeholders—be it guides, commercial fishermen, interested citizens or government officials—are forged, the connections that are essential […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust was honored to participate in Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir, a project decades in the making and the “crown jewel” of planned Everglades restoration. The EAA Reservoir, as outlined by Florida Senate Bill 10 in 2017, is an essential part of the plan to curb harmful discharges […]

DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER Position Description  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 with science-based conservation initiatives, environmental education, and advocacy across a broad region that stretches from the Bahamas to the Yucatan and […]

Captain Steve Huff. Photo: Livit Films Captain Steve Huff’s illustrious career and dedication to conserving Florida’s Everglades is showcased in a powerful new film directed by Captain David Mangum and Patrick Rhea and produced by SEAHOLM and Gordy & Sons Outfitters with support from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), Patagonia, YETI, Captains for Clean Water, […]

Flip Pallot (left) and Dr. Lloyd Wruble (right) explore the Everglades. Photo: Herman Lucerne Memorial Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will induct Flip Pallot, Dr. Lloyd Wruble, and the late Captain Billy Knowles into the Circle of Honor on April 20, 2023, during BTT’s 10th Annual Florida Keys Dinner at Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada, […]

A permit tagged in the Lower Keys by LKGA member Capt. Will Benson and BTT scientist Dr. Ross Boucek for Project Permit. Photo: Ian Wilson The Lower Keys Guides Association (LKGA) voted on January 23 to renew funding of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s science-based program to conserve the Lower Keys’ iconic permit fishery, setting the stage for […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is concerned about the newly established SFC Tarpon Championship Series (TCS), which has announced nationally televised tournaments in Islamorada (March 28-30), Charlotte Harbor (April 4-6), and Sarasota (April 20-22). As the only organization focused on restoring the regional tarpon fishery through science-based conservation, stewardship and advocacy, BTT believes the rules, […]

An aerial view of dredging and mangrove removal on Windermere Island. Residents of Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, have alerted Bonefish & Tarpon Trust that a development on Windermere Island has likely dredged and removed mangroves to make space for a marina. Aerial photos and video provided to BTT show a large excavator at work, supporting the […]