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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Florida has taken several steps to address the problem of lionfish, an invasive species that can cause the U.S. billions of dollars per year in damages, losses and measures to control them. Among the new measures are yearly lionfish fishing derbies, a phone app designed to help the state collect data and raise awareness of [...]

It’s just around the corner! "Scallopalooza . . . It's Clamtastic!” Sarasota Bay Watch's 7th annual fundraiser for our community-driven bay scallop and southern hardshell clam restoration programs is September 23, 2017 at the gorgeous waterfront Sarasota Yacht Club. Former Sarasota County Commissioner and current Senior Vice President for Community Investment of the Gulf Coast [...]

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 [...]

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