BONEFISH & TARPON TRUST
Location: 24 Dockside Lane PMB 83, Key Largo, FL 33037
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is a group of concerned anglers and guides who want to preserve their way of life. Scientists working to answer questions about these popular and elusive gamefish. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is this and more. It 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.
Our Mission is to support research to help understand, nurture, and enhance healthy bonefish, tarpon, and permit populations by engaging in the following:
1.Serving as a repository for information and knowledge related to the life cycle, behavior and well being of bonefish, tarpon and permit.
2.Nurturing and enhancing bonefish, tarpon, and permit populations.
3.Supporting research on bonefish, tarpon, and permit behavior and life cycles, and on bonefish, tarpon, and permit fisheries.
4.Providing educational material to the public and fishermen.
5.Working with regulatory authorities and the public to ensure that the laws protecting these species are enforced.
6.Interacting with government agencies to assist in the management and regulations related to bonefish and tarpon.
Hell’s Bay Boatworks has been actively participating in Bonefish and Tarpon Trust events for the last several years. Hell’s Bay Boatworks dontated a new Waterman Skiff as grand prize in the Bonefish Tarpon Trust sweepstakes as well as a HB Whipray for use on research projects. Hell’s Bay Boatworks also organizes the Fly Fishing Film Tour with all proceeds from this event going to BTT.