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 observed in background concentrations in two samples collected from Manatee County (Southwest Florida). Additional samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Interested in removing lionfish from Florida waters? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission would like you to participate in the 2016 Lionfish Challenge or the Panhandle Pilot Program reward programs. Since the kick-off on May 14, 29 divers have entered 4,338 lionfish in the statewide Lionfish Challenge, which rewards those who remove 50 or [...]

From Frank DiVito, Whole Foods Market For fish 3 pounds lionfish fillets For cilantro sauce 1 pint expeller-pressed canola oil 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice 4 ounces roasted garlic 1 ounce minced garlic 4 bunches fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 1 tablespoon kosher salt Combine sauce ingredients until well [...]

"Living seawalls are a win-win. Land owners benefit from superior wave energy management and dramatically reduced wave impacts while the environment benefits because bottom scrubbing is eliminated, thereby reducing turbidity in the water. Clearer water means more seagrass, which makes for healthier and more sustainable ecosystems. Additionally, living seawalls create loads of new habitat for [...]