Our name pretty much underscores the goals we’re aiming to accomplish – ensuring healthy populations of bonefish, tarpon, and permit for the future. BTT is a leader in sponsoring and funding the research needed to accomplish our goals. Most of BTT’s work is done by volunteer efforts, with only a very small portion of funds used to fund administrative functions. The vast majority of our budget goes directly to supporting research and education.
The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust was formed in 1998 by a group of anglers, guides, and scientists in the Florida Keys who wanted to learn more about bonefish and tarpon in order to enhance their dwindling populations.
Since then it has grown to include concerned anglers from over 20 countries, researchers from throughout the world, and guides committed to working with BTT in order to educate anglers and gather data while on the water.
Join us today and help play your part in conserving and better understanding these iconic species!