BTT fisheries talk at Keys History & Discovery Center Wed. Jan 22

Dr. Ross Boucek is the Florida Keys Initiative Manager at Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT). He will present at the Keys History & Discovery Center next week...

New videos highlight One Human Family and Keys’ fragility

A new video on the Florida Keys’ marketing website at fla-keys.com highlights Key West’s inclusiveness by featuring local residents who provide various answers to the recurring question...
Dive instructor prepares youths for success with scuba - T-shirt

Dive instructor prepares youths for success with scuba

Daniel Blezio uses scuba diving to give local youths a path forward. Through a scholarship by Neptune Scuba Ventures, Blezio’s Key Largo-based company, the master scuba diver...

Local group hires lobbyists to oppose sanctuary plan

Organized opposition to the marine sanctuary’s draft management plan is gaining momentum. Having reviewed the 1997 legislation that formed the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Key West attorney...
Glimmer of hope for the Restoration Blueprint? - A man wearing sunglasses driving a boat in the water - Goggles

Glimmer of hope for the Restoration Blueprint?

Having attended or viewed all of the public meetings held in the Keys since the unveiling of the Restoration Blueprint, and listening to all the public comments,...
BTT committed to conservation and restoration of the Florida Keys marine environment - A man holding a fish - Vacation

BTT committed to conservation and restoration of the Florida Keys marine environment

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is committed to conservation and restoration of the Florida Keys marine environment and our historically great fisheries for bonefish, tarpon, and permit. ...
‘Fix the water, protect the habitat and pass on a pristine Florida Keys to future generations’ - A group of people standing in front of a building - United States Capitol

‘Fix the water, protect the habitat and pass on a pristine Florida Keys to...

As a Florida Bay fishing guide, my initial reaction to the proposal of more regulation and potential closures is a resounding “NO!” However, I am also very...
MHS students team up to raise awareness with visual storytelling - Painting

MHS students team up to raise awareness with visual storytelling

In 2018, award-winning Florida photographer Michael Patrick O’Neill visited Marathon Middle High School. While meeting with the students, he used awe-insipiring photographs to tell stories about the...
Turtle returns to waters off Alligator Reef - A group of people sitting around a table - Tortoise

Turtle returns to waters off Alligator Reef

A debilitated green sea turtle rescued off Alligator Reef in May returned home on Dec. 29. With a “goodbye” to Allie, onlookers onboard the Key Dives boat...
BUILDING, SUPPORTING AND EXCELING IN 2019 - A group of coral - Coral reef

CRF, Mote kick up restoration efforts in 2019

Sometimes, the news from the reef can feel heavy and hopeless. Between record coral bleaching, overuse of ocean resources, toxic runoff, and now a mystery coral disease,...