Sustainable Seafood

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 [...]

The United States, in 2012, will become the first country to impose catch limits for every species it manages. This policy was forged under President George W. Bush and finalized by President Barack Obama. The Magnuson-Stevens Act, which dates to the mid-1970s and governs all fishing in U.S. waters, was reauthorized five years ago by [...]

The Sanibel Captiva START Chapter has formally announced its launching of a Sustainable Seafood Program. They released the following press release: To help address the decline in available seafood in our oceans due to the increased demand and overfishing, the San Cap START chapter is introducing a program called Seafood Savvy to help make people [...]

Seafood Savvy Coalitions, a START initiative, have been formed in Sarasota-Manatee and Lee counties.  They are comprised of citizens who want to promote the use of local, sustainable seafood by restaurants, markets, retailers, wholesalers and distributors along the Gulf of Florida.  Their goal is to help ensure that we have fish for the future by [...]