The Bahamas Initiative is a Bonefish & Tarpon Trust research and conservation program designed to provide information essential to successful management of the bonefish fishery in The Bahamas. This information can then be used by guides and lodge owners, in conjunction with The Bahamas government, to create effective fish and habitat management plans.
A recent economic study that was conducted as part of this Initiative documented the economic value of the recreational bonefish fishery in 2009 at $141 million, and underscored the importance of this fishery to the culture and sustainability of the Bahamas Out Islands. This document outlines objectives and funding needs for successful completion of The Bahamas Initiative, a program designed to provide information essential to successful management of the bonefish fishery in The Bahamas.
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
135 San Lorenzo Ave Suite 860
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Justin Lewis, Bahamas Initiative Program Manager
P.O. Box F-43529
Freeport, Grand Bahama Email Justin