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The following remarks were delivered by Captain Jimmy Gagliardini at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Capt. Gagliardini spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.  Good Morning. My name is Captain Jimmy Gagliardini and I am here to speak to you about the reality of the fisheries in the Florida Keys. I […]

The following remarks were delivered by BTT Florida Keys Initiative Manager Dr. Ross Boucek at the February 19 FWC Commission meeting. Dr. Boucek spoke on the agenda item: Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint.   Good morning Chairman and Commissioners, My name is Dr. Ross Boucek. I am a scientist for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. I […]

Bonefish 5905. Photo: Ian Wilson For a bonefish fishery to be productive, we must let bonefish spawn undisturbed. Therefore, finding where bonefish spawn, and protecting those fish and habitats that support them, have been a core component of BTT’s conservation approach. Throughout the Caribbean, BTT researchers have mapped bonefish spawning sites in Mexico, Belize and […]

Photo: Ian Wilson  The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary released its draft management plan, A Restoration Blueprint, in August, setting in motion a period of debate and public comment. FKNMS has the challenging job of striking the right balance between human use of the marine environment and conservation. Not only is our feedback requested, it’s critically important […]

On October 16, 2016, Captain Jose Ucan “Carreto” from La Pescadora Fly Fishing Lodge tagged a 28-inch permit while guiding a client in Ascension Bay, Mexico, famous for its permit fishing. This wasn’t unusual – Carreto has tagged hundreds of permit over the past five years as part of a long-term BTT project to track […]

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, a leading flyfishing travel agency, based in Bozeman, Montana, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Bronze Corporate Sponsor. “We’re thrilled to continue our support of BTT, and recognize the important work that the Trust is doing in so many places that matter to anglers […]

Photos: Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is excited to announce its annual, members-only Trip of a Lifetime drawing. One lucky winner and his/her guest will enjoy 4 nights at Red Bays Sunset Lodge in Andros and 3 days of guided flats fishing with the lodge’s team of experienced guides on Andros’ famed northwest […]

Bonefish porpoise at the surface to gulp air before swimming offshore to spawn at night. Photo: Dr. Addiel Perez This past November and December marked the third year of collaborative efforts in conservation in Belize. BTT’s Belize-Mexico Program Manager, Dr. Addiel Perez, worked with personnel from Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and several stakeholders, including Omar’s […]

 Photo: Capt. Don Gable / Capt. Nick LaBadie Catching a permit on fly is arguably the most challenging and most rewarding endeavor in fly fishing. Though these fish are found throughout the Caribbean, the Florida Keys is the epicenter for catching trophy permit. With 33 of the 36 fly-caught world records occurring in Florida Keys […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust board member Stu Apte scans the water for rolling tarpon. Photo: IGFA Learn more about the legends of saltwater fly fishing, breakthrough saltwater fly designs, the effect of Flagler’s Railway on fly fishing in the Keys, and much more by viewing On Fly in the Salt: American Saltwater Fly Fishing from the […]


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