The overall goal of BTT Symposia is to bring together internationally recognized marine scientists, resource managers, fishing guides, anglers, and educators to share information and learn from one another. The mix of attendees and diversity of presentations and expert panels is unique and empowering.
The overall theme for the 7th International Symposium is Conservation Connections. Within this broad context, the priority focus of this Symposium will be connecting research and education to management. Previous symposia have been very successful at sharing information, some of which was eventually applied to policy. The goal at this Symposium is to take advantage of the diverse mix of attendees representing research, stakeholders, conservation advocates, and resource managers to take the next step in the science-to-management connection and address known management needs with actionable science.