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Jonathan Olch with an Indo-Pacific permit. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Olch. When you’re on a fishing trip, knowing how to access emergency care is the last thing on your mind. During a recent trip from Oman to the Bahamas, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust member and advocate Jonathan Olch realized the importance of a travel protection services membership. “I […]

Kampachi Farms has been awarded a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to establish a fish cage in the Gulf of Mexico to grow 20,000 Almaco Jack. This statement pertains to Permit No. FLOA00001 and more broadly to plans for offshore aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is an international, […]

From one of the world’s most widely traveled fly fishermen and the largest producer of outdoor television in history comes the first of its kind celebration of the planet’s greatest fly angling. Chris Dorsey’s new book and film set, Casting Call, takes readers and viewers to epic fly waters from the American west to Alaska, […]

Photo: Dr. Aaron Adams BTT is proud to be part of the diverse coalition of conservation groups working to promote policy solutions to address the impacts of climate change. Read the full press release below to learn more about the #OurLandWaterWildlife campaign. Washington D.C.—This week a diverse coalition of 41 groups from across the hunting, fishing, landowner, […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is pleased to recognize Jim Rataczak as the 2021 Artist of the Year. Rataczak’s paintings reflect his passion for the natural world, especially birds and the scenic places they inhabit. “I have known Jim for three decades, starting when he was relatively new at making a living painting,” said Bill Legg, […]

Photo: Tony Cianciotto We are pleased to share an exciting breakthrough in the Bonefish Reproductive Research Project, a pioneering collaborative research project of BTT and FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). The goal of the project is to acquire new knowledge in bonefish spawning behavior, reproduction, and the early life stages to advance the conservation […]

The Atlantic Menhaden Management Board of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will vote tomorrow on a proposed reduction in catch limit for the Atlantic menhaden, an important food source for tarpon, striped bass, and other sportfish. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the American Saltwater Guides Association recently submitted a letter urging the ASMFC’s Atlantic Menhaden Management Board […]

Eleven Angling, a leader in international destination fishing trips and expeditions, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Gold Corporate Sponsor. “We are proud to renew our continued support of BTT’s efforts to protect bonefish, tarpon, and permit, as well as the environments in which they reside,” said Zeke […]

Patagonia, an outdoor equipment and apparel company based in Ventura, California, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Platinum Corporate Sponsor. “Our mission statement is simple,” said Ted Manning, Patagonia’s director of fly fishing. “We’re in business to save our home planet. That means we are solution-driven. Everything we do—from the […]

Two Nations, One Fishery

October 8, 2020

Collaborative research efforts continue between BTT and University of Havana BY CHRIS SANTELLA Political regimes change…and sometimes they don’t. Either way, it doesn’t mean a thing to fish. “Nature does not understand politics,” ventured Dr. Jorge Alberto Angulo-Valdes, a scientist who splits his time between the Center for Marine Research, University of Havana and Eckerd […]