Sustainable Seafood

The Bonita Springs / Fort Myers Beach Chapter arranged a well attended Seafood Savvy Symposium with Barton Seaver, the renowned author of “Cod and Country,”at Edison College on Sunday morning, October 14th. Barton has traveled all over the world with the National Geographic Foundation in search of ways we can all live a more sustainable [...]

At the START Annual Board Meeting, Dr. Bruce Neill, the President of the Sanibel/Captiva Chapter, discussed the work his chapter had done this past year on Seafood Savvy and what they had planned for the future. He said they started by going to local restaurants and training the owners, managers and wait staff to help [...]

While people all over the world eat mullet, here it is seen as the saltwater equivalent of a bottom feeder like carp.  Ed Chiles, founding START Board member and owner of three local restaurants, has a plan to change that perception.  In an article for the Herald Tribune by Kate Spinner, Ed talked about how [...]

Although the prospect of stormy weather forced a venue change for the Tide to Table dinner from the beach on Longboat Key to the ballroom at the Polo Grill, over 70 diners joined in the festivities on Saturday night, April 21st. The dinner, a fundraiser for Seafood Savvy, was the creation of Seafood Savvy member [...]

The article by Randi Donahue from edible Sarasota explains the importance of START’s Seafood Savvy program. "Pollution, overfishing, and ignorant consumption of seafood could lead to the demise of one of the planet’s most indispensable ecosystems. Seafood Savvy, a branch of Florida nonprofit START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide), brings sustainable seafood knowledge to coastal [...]

Monterey Bay Aquarium has announced that its Executive Director Julie Packard has been named one of “America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2012” by the influential website The Daily Meal, because of the impact the Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program is having on demand for sustainable seafood. “Our ultimate criterion was simply this,” wrote [...]