How You Can Help

Researchers are looking for volunteer anglers to help collect bonefish fin clips in Florida and across the Caribbean!

Fin clipping a bonefish

A volunteer angler taking a fin clip sample from a bonefish. Photo credit: Leigh West.

Anglers can help contribute to bonefish genetic research by collecting fin clip samples. Collection kits are provided by Bonefish and Tarpon Trust.

  • Request a fin clip kit before you go fishing:
    or: 321-674-7758
  • Kits have all necessary supplies and instructions.
  • Go fish! Then simply return the fin clips to the address provided on the envelopes.

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