bonefish and tarpon trust

Tagged Tarpon Travels Over 400 Miles

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust (BTT) began to acoustically tag tarpon in May to expand knowledge of tarpon habitat use and movement. We just received report of the first tarpon detection from BTT’s acoustic tarpon tagging program, and it has provided fascinating new insight on tarpon movement. ... Full story

BTT Deploys First Tarpon Acoustic Tags

In partnership with UMass Amherst and Carleton University, the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) has officially launched 'The Atlantic Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project' by tagging its first two fish in the Lower Florida Keys! Two acoustic tags were placed in tarpon this week by BTT contributing scientists Lucas Griffin from UMass Amherst and Jake Brownscombe from Carleton University. ... Full story

Tagging Advances Knowledge of Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon

Most anglers think of bonefish, permit and tarpon fisheries as being catch-and-release, which leads to the assumption of low mortality, sustainable fisheries. However, there are threats to these fisheries that are often not considered, or are just unknown. ... Full story

FWC Votes to Pass the Boca Grande Pass Jig Ban

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to pass the Boca Grande Pass jig ban at its September 5th meeting in Pensacola by a 7-0 vote. ... Full story

Florida Votes To Release Tarpon and Bonefish

At their Wednesday meeting in Lakeland, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), unanimously approved new regulations to make tarpon and bonefish catch-and-release-only fisheries, making Florida the first State to do so. ... Full story

All American Backcountry Tournament Donates to BTT

The First Annual Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament held November 9-11, 2012, was a noteworthy success, raising $1,500 for the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. ... Full story

Take the Guesswork out of your next Tarpon catch

The Tarpon Master app from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust allows you to capture and share details of all your catches but also uses an accepted formula to give you an estimated weight for your fish based on measurements of length and girth. A must-have app for your iPhone or iPad if you fish for the silver king! ... Full story

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