Bonefish Migrations

Summer is flying by, so time to get Abaco Scientist going again. Here is an article on bonefish migrations from the spring I keep forgetting to post. I saw a spawning aggregation on Abaco and it was absolutely amazing. Lots more here soon.

By | 2018-07-07T19:19:37-05:00 July 7th, 2018|Categories: bonefish, Fish, migration|1 Comment

New Bonefish Pre-Spawning Aggregation Found

Scientists from Bonefish and Tarpon Trust recently found an undocumented pre-spawning bonefish aggregation off of Andros. They estimated around 2,000 bonefish exhibiting pre-spawning behaviors such as gulping for air. Read more about their find here.

By | 2017-12-01T14:01:50-05:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: bonefish|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New Bonefish Pre-Spawning Aggregation Found

Expansion of Bonefish Tagging Program

Recently, the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust (BTT) expanded their bonefish tagging and genetic sampling program to North Andros (more info here andĀ here). Thus far, 11,895 bonefish have been tagged through this program. Using recapture and genetic data, BTT and their collaborators (e.g., BNT, local guides and lodges) hope to inform bonefish conservation strategies for […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:01:52-05:00 September 23rd, 2016|Categories: bonefish|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

New Bonefish Regulations Passed

Here is the summary from the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. I agree with them that this set of rules is a win-win. I was especially happy to see the requirement for travelers to pay a nominal fee for a license, and that much of this money will be fed back into conservation efforts. This is a smallĀ price to pay […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:01:52-05:00 July 23rd, 2016|Categories: bonefish|Comments Off on New Bonefish Regulations Passed

The Economic Impact of Flats Fishing in The Bahamas

Super reader Rob Koury asked about the $141 million dollar figure frequently cited regarding the bonefish fishery in The Bahamas. Here is a link to the original report back in 2010.

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:09-05:00 November 5th, 2015|Categories: bonefish, Fish, tourism|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Economic Impact of Flats Fishing in The Bahamas

Bonefish Tarpon Trust Special Conservation Issue

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust recently had published a series of papers from their 5th international symposium (overview and paper list here). This paper is a summary of the state of bonefish, permit and tarpon management – very approachable. If you want other papers, let us know and we can track them down.

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:10-05:00 November 3rd, 2015|Categories: bonefish, Fish, Mangroves and Creeks|2 Comments

Bonefish Sunscreen and More

Two new papers from CEI on recent bonefish research. One is on movements around Grand Bahama (pdf here and popular press article here) and the second on how sun protection products affect released fish (pdf here and popular press article here).

By | 2015-10-10T20:03:12-05:00 October 10th, 2015|Categories: bonefish, Fish, Mangroves and Creeks, marine protected areas|Comments Off on Bonefish Sunscreen and More