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An exciting partnership which will bring a new permanent exhibit to Keys History & Discovery Center is being undertaken between Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, a fellow not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. The exhibit is expected to be complete by December 2019. It will be housed in the Keys History […]

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 Grand Bahamas’ East End Lodge and 3 days of guided fly fishing with East End’s team of veteran guides. Eligibility: You are eligible to win if… You have joined BTT […]

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 […]