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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On November 15th the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the award of more than $370 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for 25 projects in five Gulf states, including four critical projects in Florida. In 1984, Congress created NFWF and it has become one of the largest conservation grant-makers in the world. [...]

Try this tasty sustainable seafood dish. Cioppino Recipe by Monterey Bay Aquarium executive chef Matthew Beaudin (serves approximately 10) Ingredients: ¼ C olive oil 2 large onions (small dice) 4 bay leaves 1 Tbsp. chili flakes 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt 6 large garlic cloves (minced) 1 Tbsp. ground black pepper 1 ½ Tbsp. saffron [...]

A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida from southern Pinellas to northern Monroe County. Karenia brevis was observed in very low to low concentrations in five samples collected from Pinellas County; low concentrations in one sample collected from Hillsborough County; background to medium concentrations in seven samples collected [...]

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