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April 17, 2018

​Photos: Patrick Williams

A research team, led by Addiel U. Perez, a Ph.D. student of El Colegio de la Frontera Sur and a BTT research associate, recently identified bonefish pre-spawning activity in two sites in Northern Belize. This discovery represents a major step forward in bonefish research along the Belize-Mexico border, as it is the first time pre-spawning...

April 5, 2018

As winter turns to spring, tarpon fishing is starting to heat up. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Tarpon Tagging Project is underway in the Keys for the start of the great migration. In June, the tarpon tagging team will move from the Keys to western Florida (Charlotte Harbor, Tampa Bay, Apalachicola) and then, will end the summer in Brunswick, Georgia, at...

April 2, 2018

Why Fishing In The Everglades Is More Important Than You Think

Case News

By Jessica Rodriguez

The recreational fishing industry in Everglades National Park is, to local anglers and tourists alike, a highlight of their visit to the park. FIU researchers explore the effects that reducing freshwater flow to the Everglades may have on...

March 23, 2018

The Rt. Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis,

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of bonefish, tarpon, permit—the species, their habitats, and the larger fisheries they support. We work in a broad geography that spans the Caribbean Basin from its easternmost anchor in the Bahamas. Locally, we have worked for many...

March 23, 2018

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is excited to announce its annual, members-only Trip of a Lifetime drawing. This year, one member and his/her guest will win a trip to fish with Blue Horizon Fly Fishing in Belize!

The lucky winner will enjoy 5 nights at Thatch Caye Resort and 4 days of guided fly fishing with the...

March 21, 2018

Flats Fishing Advocates Urge Oban’s Relocation (photo: Cam Luck)


​Nassau Tribune

Bahamian flats/bonefishing advocates yesterday called for the $5.5 billion Oban Energies project to be relocated, warning: “We don’t want to find out” the impacts if it goes wrong.

Justin Lewis, the Bahamas’ manager for the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, told...

March 21, 2018

Dear Representative:

We write to share our grave concern about the proposed opening of US offshore waters to oil drilling. We fear that such activities will negatively impact economically important recreational fisheries throughout the southeastern and Gulf of Mexico coasts.

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is a member-supported, science-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of economically important recreational...

March 14, 2018

BTT mourns the loss of Bernard "Lefty" Kreh, a fly-fishing pioneer and ambassador the likes of which our sport may never see again. After serving in the second World War, Lefty went on to become an accomplished outdoor writer and editor, fishing show host, conservationist, and a world renowned casting instructor. A native of Maryland, Lefty began his rise to...

March 14, 2018

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Honors Paul Tudor Jones

By Monte Burke

Forbes Magazine

At the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s annual New York City dinner, held last night at an uptown club that would prefer to go unnamed, a simple roll cast in any direction would have put you in contact with an angling...

March 9, 2018

Wayne Meland developed his deep appreciation for conservation while pursuing his passion for fishing. His dedication and commitment to conversation causes has led him to help several organizations spread the word, raise funds, and respond to the most significant challenges facing Florida’s fisheries.

A resident of Naples since 1995 who now works as a Senior Vice President at The...