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A school of Florida Keys bonefish. Photo: Tyler Bowman BTT is working in close collaboration with the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association (FKFGA) and the Lower Keys Guides Association (LKGA) to support a set of science-based recommendations for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) Restoration Blueprint. These recommendations underscore the critical importance of habitat, […]

Anglers fish the flats of Cayo Rosario, which is under threat from proposed development. Photo: Jess McGlothlin Bonefish & Tarpon Trust began working in Belize in 2006 with fisheries science focused on juvenile bonefish habitat. This work soon expanded to a focus on tagging adult bonefish, tarpon, and permit to identify their home ranges and […]

Anglers fish a scarred flat in the Florida Keys. Photo: Tyler Bowman Are you concerned about boats running over Keys flats and destroying vital habitats that will take years to recover? Then the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s proposed Restoration Blueprint should be on your radar. The FKNMS draft management plan will influence access and use […]

BTT is counting on your support on Give Miami Day to sustain our conservation work in South Florida and the Keys. These efforts focus on restoring the Everglades, conserving habitats that benefit fish and wildlife while also providing coastal resilience for South Florida, and addressing threats to water quality. BTT is taking action to ensure the […]

A bonefish pre-spawning aggregation in The Bahamas. Photo: Robbie Roemer Spatial management, which includes protected areas, is an important tool for marine conservation. Protected areas work best when they are part of a network, and provide protection for the needs of different species and for the multiple life stages of species. For example, bonefish use […]

A school of permit in Mexico. Photo: Marc Montocchio 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 panels not to be missed! And if you haven’t registered yet, space is running out fast. You can join us at […]

Photo: Pat Ford 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 Fishing Panels not to be missed! And if you haven’t registered yet, space is running out fast. You can join us at this triennial event […]

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 […]

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