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 Decaying sargassum caused a seagrass die-off in the area pictured above. Photo: Dr. Addiel Perez Shifts in a bonefish pre-spawning aggregation (PSA) in northern Belize that BTT scientists and collaborators have been monitoring since 2016 are cause for concern. A tagging study demonstrated that this location on Ambergris Caye hosts bonefish that migrate from home […]

Photo: Dr. Jiangang Luo Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will invest $600,000 to fund a monitoring program at Western Dry Rocks (WDR) and three other critical permit spawning sites in the Lower Florida Keys over the next three years. The project will ensure that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has sufficient data for […]

We are deeply saddened by the loss of renowned guide, Captain Joe Gonzalez, a pillar of South Florida’s tight-knit fishing community and a mentor and friend to many. A Florida native, Joe began fishing his home waters at a young age, exploring the Florida Keys and the Bahamas during his summer breaks. He went to […]

MGW Outfitters, an operator of wingshooting and fishing lodges in Argentina and Uruguay, has established its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Silver Sponsor. Located in the Argentine Provinces of Cordoba, Santa Fe, and Buenos Aires, as well as Soriano, Uruguay, MGW Outfitters offers unforgettable experiences for every angler and hunter. […]

A permit tagged and released near San Pedro, Belize. Photo: Silverline Films Through science, education and conservation activities, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust made significant strides in 2021 toward improving the health and management of Belize and Mexico’s flats fisheries. BTT’s conservation efforts in the region also benefit other fisheries and sustainable eco-tourism activities, as they […]

Johnny Morris (right) and his son, John Paul Morris, with a nice tarpon on fly. Photo: Bass Pro Shops Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will induct Bass Pro Shops founder and CEO Johnny Morris, the late President George H.W. Bush, and the late Captain George Hommell, Jr., a pioneering fishing guide, into the organization’s Circle of […]

Biscayne Bay. Photo: Nick Roberts Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) today announced a grant of $44,000 awarded to Miami Waterkeeper (MWK) to help fund an ongoing study of nutrients and bacteria in Biscayne Bay. BTT joins with partners Florida International University, University of Miami, NOAA, EPA, and Beta Analytic in supporting the MWK-led project. “Biscayne […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is committed to America’s Everglades! And that commitment has never wavered. Everglades restoration projects are critical for clean water and healthy fisheries, and the EAA Reservoir is an essential part of the plan to reduce harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee. Equally important, it will restore the natural flow of much-needed fresh […]

A representative mangrove creek in the Charlotte Harbor estuary and a surrounding mosaic of coastal ponds, high marsh, and salt pannes, as well as ongoing residential development impacting these habitats. A seemingly natural creek is still vulnerable to hydrologic changes, nutrient runoff and habitat loss due to development. BTT recently collaborated with Florida Fish and […]

Copal Tree Lodge, an all-inclusive luxury eco-resort tucked away in the jungle of southern Belize, has become a Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Gold Sponsor. Copal Tree is supporting a new BTT education campaign to teach local communities about the importance of conserving the flats fishery and the unique estuarine and marine ecosystems of southern Belize […]