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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Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was detected in background to very low concentrations in thirteen samples collected in, along, and offshore of, Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties (southwest Florida), and in very low to low concentrations in seven samples collected in, and alongshore of, Gulf County (Northwest Florida). Additional samples collected throughout Florida [...]

Mark your calendars for Cracker Fest 2015! This one-of-a-kind event returns to The Bait Box on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015. The The START Sanibel –Captiva Chapter is proud to announce its 7th annual Cracker Fest celebration. Featuring a grand evening of dining under the stars, live music with The Apple Butter Band, and the extraordinary [...]

Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless halibut, cut into 4 portions 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2-3 jalapeños, stemmed and sliced into 1/4-inch disks 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges 1 tomato, cored and seeded, cut into strips [...]