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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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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2016 will be remembered by many of us living on Florida’s Gulf coast as one of the worst seasons for red tide in recent years. Throughout the summer and the fall and on into the winter holidays, our beaches and coastal waterways have been plagued with periodic outbreaks of red tide. The scientific community has [...]

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources that oversees the waters around Antarctica recently announced a new marine protected area in the Ross Sea. The commission comprises 24 countries, including the United States, and the European Union. It was a unanimous decision by the international body when two holdout nations, Russia and [...]

On November 15th the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the award of more than $370 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for 25 projects in five Gulf states, including four critical projects in Florida. In 1984, Congress created NFWF and it has become one of the largest conservation grant-makers in the world. [...]

Try this tasty sustainable seafood dish. Cioppino Recipe by Monterey Bay Aquarium executive chef Matthew Beaudin (serves approximately 10) Ingredients: ¼ C olive oil 2 large onions (small dice) 4 bay leaves 1 Tbsp. chili flakes 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt 6 large garlic cloves (minced) 1 Tbsp. ground black pepper 1 ½ Tbsp. saffron [...]

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