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May 30, 2023

Houston Teen Named First Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Youth Ambassador

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is pleased to welcome Chase Burroughs to the BTT Youth Ambassador Program. BTT’s first Youth Ambassador from Texas, Chase Burroughs lives in Houston, where he was introduced to fishing by his parents at a […]
May 2, 2023

BTT Discovers Florida Bonefish Spawning Site

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust scientists have successfully located and documented a bonefish pre-spawning aggregation (PSA) in the Florida Keys. The discovery is the first of its kind in Florida waters and the culmination of a years-long […]
April 19, 2023

Permit Tracking Results Released

Catching a permit on fly in the Florida Keys is widely regarded as one of the most difficult challenges in the sport. Unfortunately, the Keys permit face many stresses, including aggregation overfishing, habitat loss on the […]
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 […]