Sweetwater Brewing Supporting Tarpon

SweetWater Brewing Company’s Jake Basnett recently joined the staff of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust for a baby tarpon tagging venture. The group spent a day seine-netting fish that averaged 12 inches to be fitted with Passive Integrated Transponder tags. The tagging completed a four-year tarpon nursery habitat project by BTT in an abandoned residential development in southwest Florida.

Tagging a baby tarpon at Coral Creek Preserve.

Tagging a baby tarpon at Coral Creek Preserve.

The Coral Creek Preserve is made up of six canals feeding into a main canal that has an inlet on Coral Creek. The PIT tags and antenna arrays for tracking the baby tarpon are provided by SweetWater Brewing and other sponsors.

SweetWater’s Goin’ Coastal tarpon cans.

SweetWater’s Goin’ Coastal tarpon cans.

Thanks to the support of SweetWater’s #fishforafish campaign, BTT has been able to tag a juvenile tarpon for every photo of SweetWater’s stacked Goin’Coastal series of tarpon cans tagged on social media.