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On October 6, 2017, BTT’s Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator, Dr. Addiel Perez, tagged a bonefish as part of his study of bonefish movements in the region. This past June, three years later, BTT received a report from an angler who recaptured that same bonefish in front of the Acocote Inn in Xcalak, just one kilometer from […]

Though plastic was only popularized in the last hundred years, we are already seeing the dramatic impact it has on our critical ecosystems and countless species. In fact, it is estimated that 8 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceans each year… But what happens to these items over time? BTT selected a few […]

Dead bonefish in sargassum. Photo: Elena M. de la Guardia The new normal throughout the Caribbean, the Florida Keys, and South Florida is large mats of sargassum washing up on shorelines. Research suggests that these extra-large blooms of sargassum are due to a combination of excess nutrients, deforestation, and climate change. There has been a […]

Biscayne Bay is a jewel of our state and the treasured community backyard of Miami. Biscayne Bay generates billions of dollars annually, fueling an active clean water-based economy of real estate, tourism, boating, fishing, sailing, and more. The Bay is a designated Outstanding Florida Water, and hosts the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve, the Bill Sadowski […]

Photo: Nick Castillo The ongoing fish kill in Biscayne Bay should be seen as a warning sign from a system that is unhealthy and continuing to decline. The fish kill has slowly been working its way north, which is a further cause for concern – it’s not confined to one location, but is impacting larger […]

Photo: Marc Montocchio In the interest of public health and the safety of attendees, participants, and staff, the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust 7th International Science Symposium and Flats Expo, held at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, Florida, has been postponed until November 12-13, 2021. “Our Symposium is widely known for bringing a wide range of stakeholders […]

We at BTT have been working this summer to find ways to mitigate our plastic footprint through our #kickplastic campaign, and now we’re excited to host our very first #KickPlastic Virtual Clean-Up! BTT invites you to join us this Saturday, August 22, to help clean up our Earth by picking up littered plastics around our neighborhoods, beaches, […]

Shelby joined BTT as the second Youth Ambassador in 2018 When did you start fishing?  I started fishing when I was around two years old on a river next to our old mountain house in West Virginia. My dad has been my fishing partner since day one. He’s taught me almost everything I know and […]

 Photo: Justin Lewis We recently completed a mapping project that estimates that Hurricane Dorian destroyed or severely damaged 75% of the mangroves on Grand Bahama, and more than 45% of the mangroves on Abaco. Since mangroves are essential to the ecology of Bahamas bonefish flats, and it would take decades for these areas to recover […]

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 in Florida and across the Caribbean Basin, from the Bahamas to Mexico, through research, education and advocacy. Our record of accomplishment and ongoing programs distinguish BTT as […]