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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Resources

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, was not detected in samples collected statewide this week. We have received reports of multi-species fish kills in the northern Indian River Lagoon, where patchy blooms of the dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense have also been observed. Low dissolved oxygen is suspected to be the cause of the fish kills. [...]

Part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal program was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It was a public work relief program designed to provide jobs for young men during the depression. They worked on projects related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state and local governments. The program [...]

“Blue carbon” or coastal habitats may sequester significantly more carbon dioxide than forests. Coastal wetlands have long been recognized for their wildlife values, their vital role in water quality, and their significance in protecting our built environmental during storm events. Scientists, however, have recently begun to document another critically important value: their ability to absorb [...]

Summer Fun – Protecting and Restoring the Bay Save The Date! September 23rd is our annual fundraiser: Scallopalooza, It’s Clamtastic! This is our sole funding event every year and it’s an evening of fun at the Sarasota Yacht Club. The generous donations and outpouring of community support are the fuel that keep our programs going [...]