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BTT scientists JoEllen Wilson and Dr. Aaron Adams recently published a manuscript in the academic journal Environmental Biology of Fishes that focuses on BTT’s Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Mapping Project and juvenile tarpon monitoring at the Wildflower Preserve. The paper was also featured by the American Fisheries Society. Click here to read a summary of one […]

When we think about promoting a healthy bonefish fishery we often turn our attention to protecting large schools of adult fish patrolling the flats. Often forgotten are the more vulnerable juvenile fish, those less than three inches long, that must survive a constant barrage from predators and a chaotic, rapidly changing environment. Nowhere are the challenges faced […]

Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust 7th International Science Symposium on November 13 – 14, 2020. The theme of the 7th International Science Symposium will be Conservation Connections. Stay tuned to BTT.org for details. Photo: Justin Lewis.

Photo: Pat Ford Some days, the only option is to pole into the wind and the glare. Other days, the wind is at our back, the sun clearly illuminates what lies ahead, and the tide is in our favor. After many years of fighting for Everglades restoration in a political climate that made progress difficult, […]

Our Organization Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is a science-based non-profit organization, whose mission is to conserve and restore bonefish, tarpon, and permit fisheries and habitats through research, conservation, education and advocacy. Position Description This is a paid, 20-25 hour-per-week internship. The Membership & Communications Coordinator will provide administrative support to the Membership & Marketing Manager, who reports […]

A Miami Allstate agency owned by Mr. Nicholas Bravo has become BTT’s newest Chrome Corporate Sponsor. Mr. Bravo’s agency serves the greater Miami area, assisting customers in finding suitable solutions for life, homeowner, and car insurance needs to fit unique lifestyles and budgets. “As a Florida native, I have been fortunate to spend time on […]

The Florida Keys have long been recognized as a premier destination for catching bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Clear waters, healthy seagrass meadows, and an abundance of sponges and corals in shallow waters support the fishery. But the Keys’ idyllic flats are also littered with a staggering number of Styrofoam balls tethered to lost lobster and […]

You know from previous BTT blog posts that tarpon can undertake migrations that seasonally connect large geographic areas. But there’s another way that tarpon throughout the southeastern US, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea are connected: larval mixing. In the spring or summer (depending on location), adult tarpon form large aggregations before they move offshore […]

Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis recently teamed up with BTT Conservation Captain Markk Cartwright and Nevin Knowles from Long Island Bonefishing Lodge to dart tag over 500 bonefish. On the trip, they also managed to recapture several fish that were previously tagged by Markk, who has tagged over 300 bonefish fishing on his own and […]

By all accounts, the 6th International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium in 2017 was a great success. The Symposium provided a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas between scientists and anglers who are united by a passion for the fishes and habitats of the flats. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is proud to share […]