An international non-profit organization based in Miami, Florida, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is focused on conserving bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. The organization, which pursues its mission through science-based conservation, education and advocacy, was founded in 1997 by anglers seeking to reverse the declines they were witnessing in bonefish and tarpon populations in the Florida Keys.
Today, BTT continues a comprehensive research and conservation program in the Keys and has expanded its work to other locations in Florida, and across the Caribbean basin to include staffed programs in the Bahamas, Belize, and Mexico as well as grant-funded research projects in Cuba and other locations.
Mossy Oak spent a week talking to BTT scientists about the organization’s efforts to restore important juvenile tarpon habitat in Florida to ensure healthy populations in the future. Watch our video above to learn more about the habitats and patterns of juvenile and adult tarpon.
To get involved with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, whether that's by becoming a member, donating, or becoming a sponsor, visit their Get Involved page.