About Us

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The Tarpon Bonefish Center (TBC) at the University of Miami (UM) is an unparalleled leading international initiative for gathering and sharing scientific knowledge, educational resources and policy development related to the sustainment of marine sport fisheries and their ecosystems. The unique center raises awareness across the recreational fishing and scientific communities necessary to promote collaborative efforts which result in, sustainable outcomes for tarpon, bonefish and permit populations.

Research at TBC is based on an ecosystem-based approach in which spatially dynamic models are designed to study the facets of bonefish, tarpon and permit conservation. Increasing impacts from exploitation pressures, rapid human development and environmental changes in coastal waters suggest that new information on population dynamics and resource ecology is critically needed to support fishery management strategies.