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                                       Dr. Addiel Perez and Belizean fly-fishing guide Omar Arceo. Photo: The San Pedro Sun Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT’s Director of Science and Conservation, and Dr. Addiel Perez, BTT’s Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator, recently spent four days informing […]

The Avalon II was the Bonefish Bonnies’ mothership and home away from home for their week off the grid. Similar to the children’s book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (wherein “It’s going to want a glass of milk to go with it), when you give a woman a fly rod, she’s going to want […]

As BTT expands its involvement in Belize conservation and institutes a new strategic plan, it’s essential that we do so within the framework of the management system in place in Belize. This is a dual system that has both government- and cooperative-based management. For example, the government is generally in charge of setting and enforcing […]

The best approaches to address the looming threats to Belize’s flats fishery are science, needed to inform a strategic approach to conservation, and education. It’s been shown time and time again that enforcement alone is not sufficient. There has to be buy-in from all stakeholders—from the fishing guides, anglers, lodge owners, tour guides—as well as from […]

Located in The Sportfishing Capital of the World, Islamorada’s Cheeca Lodge & Spa is a premier destination for fly and conventional anglers. With its rich history, incredible ambiance and five-star service, Cheeca Lodge has reintroduced the seamless blend of oceanside luxury and casual comfort through a $25 million renovation that touches every aspect of the resort, […]

BTT had a successful tagging week in August, with four tarpon tagged in south Georgia. The fish ranged in size from 55 pounds to 115 pounds. The addition of these four fish brings the total tagged tarpon count for 2019 to 65! We look forward to following the movements of these fish for the next […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the Bahamas National Trust have established the Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Fund to benefit fishing guides, lodge staff and others in the Bahamas’ fishing industry who have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian, the worst natural disaster in the nation’s history. “Our success as an organization has been shaped in large part […]

In previous blog posts we brought you news on BTT’s Belize-Mexico Program: Dr. Addiel Perez (pictured above) is the new Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator, and he’s been traveling throughout the region conducting interviews to inform BTT’s new strategic plan. You can read those blog posts here and here. Addiel’s interviews with the many stakeholders of the flats fishery […]

The Bahamas National Trust held its 11thannual Eco-Camp, sponsored by BTT, at Forfar Field Station on Andros from July 7 – July 13. 32 high school students from around the Bahamas spent the week learning about the biology and ecology of the nation’s ecosystems. Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis and intern Nina Sanchez gave presentations […]

Our Organization: Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is dedicated to the conservation of bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats, and the larger fisheries they support. We pursue this mission through research, conservation, education and advocacy. Our record of accomplishment and ongoing research programs distinguish BTT as a leader in the conservation of these species and […]