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What’s the genetic link between bonefish populations and why do we care?

BTT has been conducting a bonefish genetics study for several years now, which requires collecting as many bonefish fin clip samples as we can from all over Florida and the Caribbean. We often get asked why we are doing this. ... Full story

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

Fishing Industry Debates How To 'Kick Plastic' at US Trade Show

At the American Sportfishing Association’s International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) event July 13-15 in Orlando, Costa, a company committed to sustainable sport fishing practices and ocean conservation, will once again bring the ocean trash issue to the conversation forefront. ... Full story

Rare Catch On The Fly In Thailand

Well-known Bangkok-based fishing guide Jean-Francois Helias has passed along news of a pretty rare catch on any tackle in Thailand, let alone on the fly like in this case. The mysterious Wallago. ... Full story

Alligator Gar Goes For The Record

Avid fly fisherman and world record chaser Richard Hart recently submitted an application for the heaviest alligator gar ever recorded by the International Game Fish Association on fly tackle. ... 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

Alphonse Island News – The Final Week

The final week of the 2015/16 season on Alphonse Island ended with a giant GT and the 60th permit. ... Full story

Alphonse Island News – Week 31

Conditions in the aftermath of the cyclone result in some great fishing, including the 57th permit of the season. ... Full story

Angling Trust Welcomes New Plan to Save Salmon

The Angling Trust has welcomed the commitment from the Environment Agency to deliver an ambitious five-point approach to halt the dramatic decline of salmon stocks in England. ... Full story

Alphonse Island News – Week 30

With only two weeks of the Alphonse season remaining, a look back over the past seven months reveal it has definitely been one to remember! ... Full story

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