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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Three Firsts! To paraphrase an idiom, Sarasota Bay Watch isn’t letting sea grass grow under it fins. In celebration of our 10th anniversary of good works in the bay, we have in 2017 already ventured into the classroom, added a new spoil island to our cleanup docket, and forged new partnerships! Last year SBW tested [...]

A patchy bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida from southern Pinellas to northern Collier counties. Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at very low concentrations in one sample collected from Pinellas County; background to very low concentrations in five samples collected from Manatee County; background to [...]

Seafood plays an important role in a balanced diet. START’s partnership with Monterrey Bay Aquarium has focused on helping people make seafood choices that are good for the ocean, Monterey Bay has now identified a list of seafood that's caught or farmed responsibly AND is excellent for human health. This "Super Green"* list highlights products [...]

Humpback whales came close to extinction after being hunted for their oil and meat by whaling ships well through the middle of the 20th century. Commercial whaling of humpback whales was first regulated in 1946, by the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. In 1966, the International Whaling Commission prohibited commercial whaling of humpbacks. [...]