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Miami Herald: Controversial PTTS goes on with added scrutiny

Miami Herald: Controversial PTTS goes on with added scrutiny

This article was originally published in the Sunday, April 13, 2014 edition of the Miami Herald.  By Sue Cocking scocking@miamiherald.com When the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis[...]

Best-Selling Author Randy Wayne White Crusades to Protect Tarpon

Best-Selling Author Randy Wayne White Crusades to Protect Tarpon

This article was originally published in the March 2014 issue of Sarasota Magazine. Written by Sarasota Magazine contributing editor, Tony D’Souza. To hear author, restaurateur and angling a[...]

Save the Tarpon Seafood Shindig!

Save the Tarpon Seafood Shindig!

SUN. MARCH 2, 2014 2 – 6 PM @ BOCA GRANDE COMMUNITY CENTER PARK Directions SAVE THE TARPON SEAFOOD SHINDIG Celebrate the future of our tarpon fishery with live music, fresh local seafood, and a[...]

Judge slaps PTTS owners with sanctions, legal fees over ‘baseless’ lawsuit claims

Judge slaps PTTS owners with sanctions, legal fees over 'baseless' lawsuit claims

This article was originally published in the Boca Beacon on January 29, 2014. The owners of the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series and their Tampa attorney will be paying the legal bills of thre[...]

You made it happen in 2013, but the job is far from over

You made it happen in 2013, but the job is far from over

Back in the spring of 2012, a defiant Gary Ingman proclaimed his Professional Tarpon Tournament Series wouldn't stop the gaffing, the dragging, the snagging and the televised hijacking of Boca Grand[...]

Parents & Kids Beginning Fishing Seminar – February 1, 2014

Parents & Kids Beginning Fishing Seminar - February 1, 2014

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 Time: 10 am to 12 pm Location:  Boca Grande Community Park (If there is rain, the event will be held indoors at the Boca Grande Community Center) Directions Cost: [...]

Who is Save the Tarpon?

We are stewards of the Boca Grande tarpon fishery and
proponents of ethical angling.

Save the Tarpon, Inc. is a Florida non-profit corporation created to advocate for ethical angling and promote the stewardship of the Boca Grande Pass tarpon fishery.  We believe in the use of responsible, conservation oriented fishing and handling techniques by anglers as well as preserving fair and equal access for all users in order to protect this historically and culturally significant fishery.

Our mission is to protect & preserve the tarpon and their habitat.

We strongly oppose, and call for the immediate termination of, the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS) in Boca Grande, Florida.  Our opposition stems from the destructive, unethical fishing practices and unsportsmanlike conduct promoted by this six week long, for-profit fishing tournament television show.  We believe the disruptive fishing methods endorsed by the PTTS and employed by its participants are likely causing the tarpon to change their movement, feeding, and spawning behaviors and is threatening the survival of  the fishery.  The hyper-aggressive culture of disrespect created by the PTTS has, and continues to severely hinder fair and equal access to the fishery by all other user groups for the sole purpose of generating increased revenue for shareholders of the tournament and its associated production.