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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Awesome Water Experience! In 2014 Pine View School student member Zack Jordan partnered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBW) of Sarasota and created A.W.E. (Awesome Water Experience) to provide kayak paddle trips for "Littles" and their "Bigs" through the mangrove tunnels at South Lido Park. Zack went on to become a Sarasota Bay Watch student board [...]

Recipe from Molly Siegler of Whole Foods Market Ingredients: 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 2 small fennel bulbs, quartered and thinly sliced 1 leek, white portion only, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 (14.5-ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes 1/2 cup dry white [...]

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

With a grant from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, START has been administering the exciting new Gulf Coast Oyster Reclamation and Renewal Program (GCORR) with supporting partners the Chiles Group of restaurants, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department, the Gulf Coast Shellfish Institute and the University of Florida IFAS Program. Used Oyster shells from [...]

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