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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

A day on the water with Sunbrella Horizon Marine Vinyl. When Sunbrella introduced fade-resistant fabrics to the marine market more than 60 years ago, it set a new standard for woven fabric offerings in the industry. Since then, Sunbrella has continued to innovate industry-leading fabrics that provide outstanding performance with sustainable manufacturing processes. Sunbrella is […]

Steve Trippe’s annual “3T” tournament was hosted in May by Alejandro Vega (“Mr. Sandflea”) at the Holbox Tarpon Club. The event raised more than $10,000 to support BTT’s conservation efforts in Mexico. Vega is a leader in the flats fishery of the Yucatán Peninsula. Not only has he trained many of the guides now working […]

Sunbrella, the leading manufacturer of performance fabrics servicing the marine industry, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Silver Sponsor. As the flagship brand of Glen Raven, Inc., Sunbrella has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to sustainability for over 60 years by producing top-quality textiles for indoor and outdoor living, including on […]

Construction on the flats of Belize’s Cayo Rosario. Photo: Dr. Addiel Perez Until recently, Belize and Mexico have struck a good balance between the development of fisheries, tourism, and conservation. The governments established marine protected areas (MPAS) and implemented regulations to ensure the long-term sustainability of natural resources without jeopardizing livelihoods, local economies, and the […]

By Chris Santella  Photo: Christina Wilson / FWC When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across college campuses, most students hunkered down to endure months of uninspired online education, augmented with marathon video game/Tik-Tok sessions. Elijah Dwoskin headed to the Keys. To work for free. And Dr. Ross Boucek and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust gained a valuable […]

The Islands of Islamorada, a luxury vacation resort located in the Upper Florida Keys, has established its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Silver Sponsor. “The Frisbie family and The Islands of Islamorada are honored to contribute to the preservation of our marine life and environment,” said Dave Frisbie, Co-founder of the Frisbie […]

Casa Vieja Lodge, a luxurious angling retreat located on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, has become a Gold Sponsor of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. “We are excited to support BTT on their conservation efforts,” said co-owner Captain David Salazar. “With four toddler girls of our own it’s important to us to continue to lead by […]

Matt Connolly Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will honor Matt Connolly with the Lefty Kreh Award for Lifetime Achievement in Conservation at the organization’s 7th International Science Symposium & Flats Expo, November 4-5, 2022, at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach, FL. “Matt Connolly shaped the cause of conservation in our nation,” said BTT President and […]

POSITION DESCRIPTION  Executive Assistant  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 includes […]

Photo: Pat Ford In collaboration with leading fishing guides and lodges, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has launched a campaign to educate anglers on the optimum way to handle bonefish to help increase survival rates and conserve healthy populations. The techniques have been developed in concert with some of the top guides in the Florida Keys […]