Sustainable Seafood

Seafood Savvy

The world’s expanding population’s continual search for healthy protein from seafood has led to overfishing of many of the most popular kinds of fish. In fact over 90% of many of the larger ocean fish like Blue Fin Tuna are already gone. Find out what can you do about it?

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Coastal Classroom

Coastal Classroom

How much do you know about our marine environment and how it affects your everyday life? Did you know that mangroves, the coastal trees that can live in salt water, drop their leaves that create nutrients that help sustain nurseries for all kinds of fish and small sea creatures?

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Resources

Are you doing all you can to help preserve our coastal waters? Do you know ways your lifestyle can impact the ocean's water quality? Do you know what to do when we have the next red tide bloom? To find out, check START’s available educational resource materials and related links.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Audubon are reminding Floridians to share our beaches and islands with rare and declining species of waterbirds that are currently nesting statewide. Roseate spoonbills, black skimmers, snowy plovers, American oystercatchers, least terns and more are using Florida’s beaches and islands now to raise their young. Unfortunately, when [...]

Sarasota Bay Watch's annual fundraiser is getting a new tagline - "Scallopalooza, It's Clamtastic!" Save The Date: September 24th at the Sarasota Yacht Club. The new slogan let's people know that our community-driven scallop program is expanding to include southern hardshell clam restoration. Hardshell clams are an important part of our bay's ecosystem and they [...]

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was observed in background concentrations in two samples collected from Manatee County (Southwest Florida). Additional samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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