Seafood Savvy

Sustainable Seafood
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?

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?


Are you doing all you can to help preserve our coastal waters? Do you know ways your lifestyle can impact the water quality in the ocean? 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.
Headline News

There are a number of reasons why we consumers should be concerned about illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and seafood fraud. According to NOAA ninety percent of seafood in the U.S. is imported and about 1 percent of seafood imports are inspected. Americans in 2013, ate 4.6 billion pounds of seafood. A study done by […]

Recently, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced that over several days in February a team of 20 observers from 11 organizations counted 6,630 manatees in Florida this winter. The east coast count was 3,333 and 2,730 on the west coast of the state during this year’s aerial survey. This count exceeded the […]

Sarasota Bay Watch has a busy schedule and full slate of activities! Late April found SBW volunteers partnering with Riverview High School students for the 5th Annual Skier’s Island Cleanup and Invasive Plant Removal. RHS students have been a great and steadfast partner over the years and have really stepped up to become environmental stewards […]

Crispy-Skin Coho Salmon with Mushroom-Miso Sauce Ingredients (Serves 4) 12 ounces shiitake mushrooms 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/2 cup chopped shallots or onion 1 tablespoon matchstick-size slivers peeled fresh ginger 3 tablespoons sherry 2 tablespoons red miso 1 tablespoon sherry wine vinegar 3 cups sliced bok choy 4, 6-ounce coho salmon fillets […]

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was not detected in samples collected this week throughout Florida. Courtesy of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

In 1991, a grass roots organization was formed called the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage or F.I.S.H.. They were interested in the preservation of the heritage of Florida’s traditional Gulf Coast maritime communities. Part of their mission was to promote public awareness and support for protection of the marine resources and fisheries industry of Florida, […]

In early March the Florida House passed a water policy bill, HB7003. The main elements of the bill include the Springs Protection Program, the Central Florida Water Initiative, the Central and Southern Florida Project and the Northern Everglades project. One major objective of this bill is to create an interagency agreement to develop and implement […]