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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Sarasota Bay Watch is thrilled to again receive generous support from our community through our 5th Annual Scallopalooza Scallop Restoration fundraiser. We had a tremendous turnout of friends, including Sarasota County Commissioner Hines, City Manager Barwin, Chief of Police DiPino, and Sustainability Manager Freeman-Montes. Also in attendance were heads of some of Sarasota's most influential [...]

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