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.
Recently, the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust (BTT) expanded their bonefish tagging and genetic sampling program to North Andros (more info here and 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 […]
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 small price to pay […]
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.
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.