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The recently discovered bonefish PSA in the Florida Keys. Photo: Ian Wilson-Navarro Bonefish & Tarpon Trust scientists have successfully located and documented a bonefish pre-spawning aggregation (PSA) in the Florida Keys. The discovery is the first of its kind in Florida waters and the culmination of a years-long search that utilized acoustic telemetry and the historical […]

Photo: Greg Dini Anglers and fishing guides are an essential source of knowledge when it comes to assessing the health of fish populations and identifying threats to their sustainability. By spending a significant amount of time on the water, they have a wealth of knowledge that can be used to better understand the state of […]

Photo: Pat Ford The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently released its draft approach to update fisheries regulations for common snook in Florida and is currently accepting public comment and recommendations. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust supports FWC’s proposed addition of regional management that will be updated regularly using a suite of metrics. However, BTT is […]

Photo: Pat Ford A year-long study by Florida International University (FIU) and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) has discovered pharmaceutical contaminants in the blood and other tissues of redfish in Florida waters. This research follows a similar study of bonefish in the Florida Keys, which revealed high levels of pharmaceutical contamination. This new study shows that these […]

A school of permit at Western Dry Rocks. Photo: Dr. Ben Binder Catching a permit on fly in the Florida Keys is widely regarded as one of the most difficult challenges in the sport. Unfortunately, the Keys permit face many stresses, including aggregation overfishing, habitat loss on the flats and reef, water quality declines, increasing […]

A permit landed in Mexico. Photo: Bajío  Bajío, a leading independent sunglasses manufacturer, has announced its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust as a Silver Corporate Partner. Based in New Smyrna Beach, FL, Bajío is a brand motivated by a profound connection to the water and a drive to inspire positive change. “We are so […]

Big Cypress National Preserve. Photo: National Park Service  By Chris Santella Phoenix, Arizona has an average rainfall of 12.03” and an average humidity of 36 percent. There have been no confirmed sightings of tarpon, bonefish or permit in the region since the city was established in 1881. Big Cypress National Preserve (the swampy habitat that’s […]

Nina Sanchez and Lysandra Chan By Chris Santella The foundation of BTT’s work rests in the field. It’s here that the data points essential to the organization’s scientific work are collected. And it’s here that the important connections with stakeholders—be it guides, commercial fishermen, interested citizens or government officials—are forged, the connections that are essential […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust was honored to participate in Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir, a project decades in the making and the “crown jewel” of planned Everglades restoration. The EAA Reservoir, as outlined by Florida Senate Bill 10 in 2017, is an essential part of the plan to curb harmful discharges […]

Captain Steve Huff. Photo: Livit Films Captain Steve Huff’s illustrious career and dedication to conserving Florida’s Everglades is showcased in a powerful new film directed by Captain David Mangum and Patrick Rhea and produced by SEAHOLM and Gordy & Sons Outfitters with support from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), Patagonia, YETI, Captains for Clean Water, […]

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