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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Recipe by: Nathan Lyon Cookbook author, chef and Emmy Award-nominated culinary host for television show "Good Food America." Ingredients (Serves 4) Vinaigrette 1 medium shallot, peeled and diced finely (3 tablespoons) 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (juice of half a lemon) 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt, [...]

The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists at background to very low concentrations in Southwest Florida. Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at background to very low concentrations in four samples collected from Pinellas County; background to very low concentrations in two samples collected from Manatee County; and background to very low [...]

Last year we shared a press release from NOAA on a three-year $1.1 million grant from NASA for scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory, the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to fine-tune current red tide forecasts with the goal of offering public health managers, coastal residents and [...]

One day after Manatee Appreciation Day was celebrated, the U.S. Department of Interior announced it was downlisting the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said that notable increases in the manatee populations and improvements in its habitat contributed to changing the species’ status under the Endangered Species [...]

For years health professionals have encouraged people to include more fish in their diet. The 2015-20 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend including at least two servings of seafood per week. For an average 2,000 calorie per day diet, that advice translates into at least 8 ounces of fish and shellfish per week, including one oily [...]