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October 25, 2022

New Bonefish Research Aids Conservation

Spatial management, which includes protected areas, is an important tool for marine conservation. Protected areas work best when they are part of a network, and provide protection for the needs of different species and for the […]
September 13, 2022

Belize Permit Tagging Project Aids Conservation

Bonefish, tarpon, and permit need an array of healthy coastal habitats to survive. When habitats are destroyed or degraded, the flats fishery suffers. The habitats essential to our flats species aren’t just where we fish for […]
March 15, 2022

BTT Funds Permit Monitoring Program

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will invest $600,000 to fund a monitoring program at Western Dry Rocks (WDR) and three other critical permit spawning sites in the Lower Florida Keys over the next three years. The project […]
February 9, 2022

Pharmaceuticals Found In Florida Bonefish

A three-year study by Florida International University (FIU) and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) has discovered pharmaceutical contaminants in the blood and other tissues of bonefish in Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys. “Coastal fisheries face […]
January 4, 2022

Grant Aids Tarpon, Snook Habitat

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has received a $250,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to restore degraded coastal habitat in Southwest Florida. The NFWF grant will provide funding to support two mangrove restoration […]
December 9, 2021

BTT Partnering In Belize For Permit Conservation

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is taking a collaborative approach to permit conservation in Belize by partnering with the co-managers of protected areas and government agencies. Dr. Addiel Perez, BTT’s Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator, recently participated […]
September 29, 2021

Conserving Juvenile Tarpon Habitat

Florida’s coastal shorelines are changing daily with development, nutrient runoff and altered waterflows, impacting sensitive tarpon nursery habitats. Juvenile tarpon (12” and under) rely on tidal mangrove creeks and other backcountry habitats that are not sufficiently […]
September 22, 2021

Bonefish Breakthrough: Honing In On Spawning Sites

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) scientists are utilizing the latest technology and the historical knowledge of veteran guides to locate important bonefish spawning sites in the Florida Keys. Finding these nearshore areas where bonefish school by […]
March 11, 2021

Permit Spawning Grounds Protected

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted today establish a four-month no fishing closure at Western Dry Rocks, the most important permit spawning site in the Lower Keys. Conservation organizations celebrated the vote, which capped […]
February 17, 2021

Report Freeze-Related Tarpon Deaths

“It’s only gonna get worse. I found this approximately 36-inch tarpon floating in the marina harbor….very bad day for the neighborhood.” That Facebook post from Dean Thomas of Slow-ride Guide Services in Aransas Pass was the […]