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March 7, 2018

The proposal for expanding offshore drilling for oil along the US coast poses a real threat to species that support economically important recreational fisheries and the habitats upon which these fisheries depend. Atlantic tarpon support a valuable recreational fishery that spans from Chesapeake Bay to Texas. Data show that adult tarpon undergo seasonal migrations from the Florida Keys to Chesapeake...

March 1, 2018

Is there anything more exhilarating than scrambling to recover line that’s buzzing off your reel, then landing a well-deserved bonefish? Believe it or not, there is: landing that bonefish and finding it has been tagged. Not only are you having the time of your life; you’re contributing to BTT's ongoing bonefish research. Take it from renowned angler Meredith McCord, who...

February 15, 2018

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust joins with the Guides Trust Foundation and Keys guides associations in thanking all who donated to the Hurricane Irma Guides Relief Fund. More than $500,000 was raised in an extraordinary outpouring of support from our angling community.

February 7, 2018

At their February meeting in Tallahassee, the FWC Commission voted to expand the spawning season closure for permit in the Special Permit Zone. We applaud the Commission for their commitment to conserving this important flats species.

Beginning in 2011, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission enacted new regulations for permit, creating a Special Permit Zone (SPZ) in the...

January 30, 2018

Last Monday, two members of the BTT science team – Lucas Griffin and Jacob Brownscombe – traveled to the Florida Keys to help locate underwater receivers used in our acoustic telemetry research. Current projects that utilize acoustic telemetry, including the Bahamas Initiative , Costa’s Project Permit and the Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project , rely...

January 23, 2018

Now or Neverglades! No words have ever meant more in the history of Everglades restoration.

With the passage last spring of SB10, we won a hard-fought victory to begin restoring the Everglades by returning much needed freshwater flow south to Florida Bay and ending damaging discharges from Lake Okeechobee. Although this landmark legislation was cause for great celebration, we...

January 18, 2018

Over the past ten years Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, working alongside our many collaborators, has gained valuable insight into bonefish spawning behavior, but there is still a lot we don’t know. One way we’re trying to decipher the riddles of bonefish spawning is through the Bonefish Restoration Research Project , a collaboration with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation...

January 16, 2018

by Aaron J. Adams, Ph.D.

Director of Science and Conservation, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, and Senior Scientist, Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Much the same way that duck hunters have been instrumental in saving wetlands, recreational anglers can lead the charge in saving mangroves and other habitats that are essential to our fisheries. Without healthy habitats,...

January 11, 2018

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Dorsey Pictures , the world’s leader in outdoor lifestyle television programming, are pleased to announce that the 7th season of the award-winning television series Buccaneers & Bones is now airing on Outdoor Channel. Viewers can watch the acclaimed series on Friday at 11 am ET, Saturday at 4pm ET, and Sunday at 8 am...

January 8, 2018

The Bonefish Restoration Research Project (BRRP), a major initiative sponsored by Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, has successfully induced spawning of wild bonefish and hatched the fertilized eggs into larvae. This is a first for this species, and a major step in the organization’s efforts to spawn and raise bonefish in captivity.

The project, which is based at...

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