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Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit
Sportfish conservation makes smart business.

Bonefish, tarpon, and permit fisheries propel the economies of coastal communities around the world. Pastime or livelihood, sportfishers wish to protect and enhance bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries for future generations. They’ve found an ally in the Tarpon Bonefish Research Center. Working together, we can deliver solid science to influence future ocean policy. With this understanding, we’ll create better management and conservation for sustainable fisheries. By preserving these fisheries, we’ll preserve sportfishing for the future.

Citizens Can Help

  • Sportfishing census. Join a team of guides, anglers, and novices spread from Key Biscayne to the Marquesus to log bonefish sightings during this one-day survey.
  • Catch and track tarpon, the “Silver King,” with TBRC scientists to learn about migrations, spawning locations and ocean habitat use.