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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 […]

BTT is excited to welcome our newest Youth Ambassador, Michael Jacolow, from Tampa, Florida. Michael is a young angler passionate about the conservation of natural resources. Growing up on the water, Michael has come to truly appreciate and value the ocean— especially the flats, reefs and local beaches in Boca Grande and Tampa. He spends […]

Photo: Ian Wilson A three-year study by Florida International University (FIU) and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) has discovered pharmaceutical contaminants in the blood and other tissues of bonefish in Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys. “Coastal fisheries face increasing threats associated with human-based contaminants,” said Jim McDuffie, BTT President and CEO. “Pharmaceuticals are an […]

Photo: Elijah Sands / Bahamas National Trust In celebration of World Wetlands Day, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Bahamas National Trust, Friends of the Environment, and MANG, along with local students and teachers, government officials, Kiwanis Club of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island Tourism Department and Bahamas Forestry Unit, came together to plant 2,400 red mangroves in East End […]

POSITION DESCRIPTION Office Manager   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 across a broad region that stretches from the Bahamas to the Yucatan and […]

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has received a $250,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to restore degraded coastal habitat in Southwest Florida. The NFWF grant will provide funding to support two mangrove restoration projects at Shell Island Road and Marco Shores Lake in Rookery Bay National […]

Representative of SACD, HCMR, BTT, and the Belize Fisheries Department. Photo: Tom Cawthon BTT is taking a collaborative approach to permit conservation in Belize by partnering with the co-managers of protected areas and government agencies. Dr. Addiel Perez, BTT’s Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator, recently participated in a new permit tagging project led by the Sarteneja Alliance for […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is pleased to welcome Noah Valenstein to the Board of Directors. A founding partner in the consulting firm Brightwater Strategies Group, PLLC, Valenstein served until recently as Secretary of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). He was first appointed to the post in 2017 by Governor Rick Scott and subsequently re-appointed […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a bipartisan infrastructure bill that includes robust funding for coastal resilience and water quality improvement projects. The legislation, which recently passed the Senate, now goes to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. “Enactment of this legislation proves once again that […]

We are pleased to welcome Whitney Wemett as Florida Keys Field Technician. Whitney grew up on the water in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York and received her Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Environmental Studies from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. Whitney’s passion for island communities led her to work with local NGOs […]

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