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Migrating tarpon in the Florida Keys. Photo: Dan Diez Are you planning to attend BTT’s 7th International Science Symposium & Flats Expo November 4-5 at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida? Here are three presentations not to be missed! And if you haven’t registered yet, space is running out fast. You can join us at […]

BTT is hiring a Membership Coordinator/Database Manager. Continue reading to learn more about the position and how to apply. 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 with science-based conservation initiatives, environmental education and advocacy […]

An angler releases a tagged permit in Belize. Photo: Silverline Films Bonefish, tarpon, and permit need an array of healthy coastal habitats to survive. When habitats are destroyed or degraded, the flats fishery suffers. The habitats essential to our flats species aren’t just where we fish for them, but also include habitats for juveniles, adults […]

This image shows a natural tidal creek that is close to development but serves as nursery habitat for juvenile tarpon. Nursery habitats are at risk from nutrient runoff, contaminants from septic leaching, altered freshwater flows from diverted water, and total habitat loss from coastal development. A Vulnerability Index will show us which habitats are most […]

Dr. Tom Frazer, Dean of the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. “I am honored to help support BTT’s mission to use actionable science to ensure healthy bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats,” said Frazer. “I care deeply about […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has partnered with Silver Corporate Sponsor Waypoint TV, the leading destination for fishing and hunting content, to create a designated BTT streaming channel with on-demand options. The BTT channel is scheduled to launch this summer. “BTT’s research and work on the front lines is incredibly important in the fight to protect […]

Paul Dixon and Andy Mill Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will honor fishing guide Captain Paul Dixon and angler Andy Mill at the 11th Annual NYC Dinner & Awards Ceremony on October 6, 2022. “Paul Dixon and Andy Mill are legends on the flats and in BTT’s history,” said BTT President and CEO Jim McDuffie. “Their […]

Mossy Oak Fishing, a leading manufacturer of fishing apparel, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) as a Gold Corporate Sponsor. Mossy Oak Fishing’s Element Agua pattern is the official camouflage pattern of BTT. “Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is full of fellow gamekeepers who live and work to leave their piece of […]

A day on the water with Sunbrella Horizon Marine Vinyl. When Sunbrella introduced fade-resistant fabrics to the marine market more than 60 years ago, it set a new standard for woven fabric offerings in the industry. Since then, Sunbrella has continued to innovate industry-leading fabrics that provide outstanding performance with sustainable manufacturing processes. Sunbrella is […]

Steve Trippe’s annual “3T” tournament was hosted in May by Alejandro Vega (“Mr. Sandflea”) at the Holbox Tarpon Club. The event raised more than $10,000 to support BTT’s conservation efforts in Mexico. Vega is a leader in the flats fishery of the Yucatán Peninsula. Not only has he trained many of the guides now working […]