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Best Handling Practices

Silver Kings: Bonefish Best Handling Practices

In this Conservation Minute, BTT Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis demonstrates best bonefish handling practices.

Bonefish Catch & Release

Learn the best bonefish catch and release practices from the BTT Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis. Proper fish handling is essential to the survival of your catch, and to the overall health of the fishery.

Bonefish Catch & Release: What Not to Do

Justin Lewis, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Bahamas Initiative Manager, shows us how to not be “that guy” when handling a bonefish. Proper catch & release practices are essential to maintaining a healthy fishery, so please share with your fellow anglers.

Silver Kings: Tarpon Catch & Release

In this Conservation Minute, BTT reviews best tarpon handling practices.

BTT Research

Silver Kings: Bonefish Connectivity

In this Conservation Minute, BTT tells the story of bonefish connectivity and how it affects local and regional scale fisheries management decisions.

Silver Kings: Permit Lifecycle

In this Conservation Minute, BTT Director of Science and Conservation Dr. Aaron Adams explains the permit lifecycle from cradle to grave and its implications for the fishery’s management.

Silver Kings: Bonefish Lifecycle

In this Conservation Minute, BTT Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis reviews the bonefish lifecycle.

Silver Kings: Tarpon Acoustic Telemetry

BTT explains how acoustic telemetry has helped gather key information for the protection and conservation of tarpon habitats and species.

Project Permit Satellite Tagging

Costa’s Project Permit is joint effort between Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and Costa Sunglasses to address data shortcomings specific to the permit species. The catch and recapture data will finally inform us on permit movements in Florida waters and provide managers with new data that might be applied to management zones.

Bonefish Pre-Spawning Aggregation

A bonefish pre-spawning aggregation filmed by BTT scientists in the Abaco Islands.

Bonefish Habitat

BTT’s Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis gives an overview of the culturally and economically important saltwater flats habitat. Science-based conservation approaches benefit more than the species they target!

Silver Kings: Everglades Water Quality

The Everglades are threatened by over development of South Florida and the consequent reduction of natural water flow from Lake Okeechobee, south. In this segment of Conserving the Flats with BTT, Dr. Aaron Adams shares the science behind this critical issue and what we can all do to help make a difference.

Silver Kings: Tarpon & Snook Habitat

Check out this BTT conservation minute to learn about juvenile tarpon and snook habitat and why its protection is vital to the health of our fisheries.

Animated Videos

Bonefish and Tarpon Connectivity

Watch the video to learn more about bonefish and tarpon connectivity and the importance of conservation at local and regional levels.

Journey of the Silver King

Watch “Journey of the Silver King” to learn about Bonefish &Tarpon Trust’s efforts to conserve tarpon and their habitat.

5 Generations of Traveling Ghosts

5 Generations of Travelin’ Ghosts is a bonefish connectivity story set in the Florida Keys, The Bahamas, and Cuba.

General

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust: 20 Year Retrospective

As we look back on the last 20 years of science-based conservation of bonefish, tarpon and permit, in addition to their habitats and the larger fisheries they support, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is proud to be called, in the words of Forbes’ Monte Burke, ‘the little conservation engine that could.’

Clint Kemp Speaks at 2019 Bahamas Natural History Conference

Clint Kemp, General Manager of Blackly Lodge and President of the Bahamas Fly Fishing Lodge Association, shared his unique perspective on fishing regulations in the Bahamas at a recent Flats Ecology Symposium. The event was sponsored by BTT as part of the 2018 Bahamas Natural History Conference.

BTT Youth Ambassador Stevie Kim-Rubell: Looking Forward

Youth Ambassador Stevie Kim-Rubell congratulates BTT on 20 years of research-based conservation after a brief message on the future success of saltwater flats fisheries.

BTT Youth Ambassador Stevie Kim-Rubell Releases her First Permit

Stevie Kim-Rubell, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Youth Ambassador, releases her first permit on fly at ten years old. Check out our other videos to learn more about how to properly handle saltwater flats species.

BTT Youth Ambassador Stevie Kim-Rubell’s First Permit – BTT Micro Film Contest

Winner of the 2017 Nautilus Micro Film Festival during Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s 6th International Symposium, Stevie Kim-Rubell lands her first permit at only ten years old. BTT recently welcomed Stevie as the inaugural Youth Ambassador; we are excited to support her as a young leader in the conservation and protection of flats species and […]