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November 14, 2017

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is excited to be a part of GiveMiamiDay this THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH!

The Miami Foundation and its partners will maximize our community’s generosity by making a bonus gift for every donation to Bonefish & Tarpon Trust between $25 and $10,000 made on Give Miami Day. For gifts greater than $10,000, the first $10,000 will be...

November 14, 2017

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 Deep Water Cay in The Bahamas!


You are eligible to win if…

1.You have joined BTT as a dues-paying member in 2017


November 6, 2017

Whose Fish Are They Anyway?

The 6th International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium will share some answers.

Years ago, BTT Founding Member Billy Pate asked “Are our fish their fish?”. Billy was talking specifically about tarpon. He was concerned about whether the harvest of tarpon in South America had an impact on Florida’s fisheries. He wanted...

November 3, 2017

This Everglades Restoration Project Could Help Florida Recover from Hurricane Irma

by Ed Tamson, TRCP

Moving water south from Lake Okeechobee into the Everglades has been a goal for decades, but securing funding for and breaking ground on the project could end up helping hurricane-ravaged South Florida recover just as much...

November 1, 2017

Interested in learning more about the impacts on Hurricane Irma on Florida's fisheries? Read the article by Dr. Aaron Adams, Director of Science & Conservation, in the latest issue of This is Fly , page 52.

Hurricane Irma by Dr. Aaron Adams

Hurricane Irma's impacts on the people and infrastructure of the Florida Keys and Everglades are...

October 31, 2017

An important partner in BTT's work in the Florida Keys is the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary . The Sanctuary is charged with, among other things, making sure the habitats that support our flats fishery remain healthy. To do this, they need to conduct their own science, collaborate with others conducting science, and figure out how best to apply...

October 31, 2017

To learn more about the BTT Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Program , sponsored by Maverick Boat Group , please join us at the 6th International Science Symposium, November 10-11, at the Bonaventure Resort in Weston, FL. $25.00 Day Passes are available for purchase here. (PC #1 and #2: Tosh Brown)


October 25, 2017

Fall Membership Drive

The Fall Membership Drive is live! Join or Renew today and receive a Limited Edition BTT 20th Anniversary Simms Fishing Products cap or a Polar Bear Coolers Bag embroidered with BTT logo...or get both!

By becoming a member of Bonefish &...

October 19, 2017

Beginning in 2011, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission enacted new regulations for permit, creating a Special Permit Zone, or SPZ, in the Florida Keys. One of the new regulations in the SPZ was to close harvest during permit spawning season, which was identified as May through July.

Recent data from BTT’s ongoing Permit Acoustic Tracking Project shows...

October 10, 2017

Larval Tarpon: A Survivor Story

JoEllen K. Wilson, BTT Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Manager

What do tarpon and honest politicians have in common? They both start out small and most never make it to be big fish. Some would say that at least one of these is a mythical creature, or those chasing tarpon with a fly rod...