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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The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists along Sarasota and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to very low concentrations in 6 samples collected from Sarasota County and background concentrations in 1 sample collected from Charlotte County. Additional samples collected throughout Florida over the past [...]

By: Guest Editors Todd Barber, Founder of Reef Ball Foundation Larry W. Stults, Ph.D., J.D., Chairman, Sarasota Bay Watch Vera Cole, Reef Ball Foundation Floridians are at the forefront of a tremendous opportunity. Since World War II, developers have been building hardened seawalls to safeguard valuable waterfront property from erosion. Their longevity is only about [...]

In May of 2013 we reported that the Pacific Legal Foundation was suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to down list from endangered to threatened the manatee species found in the warm waters of Florida and elsewhere on the Atlantic Coast. Their client, Save Crystal River, Inc., opposes new federal boat speed regulations [...]