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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The United States, in 2012, will become the first country to impose catch limits for every species it manages. This policy was forged under President George W. Bush and finalized by President Barack Obama. The Magnuson-Stevens Act, which dates to the mid-1970s and governs all fishing in U.S. waters, was reauthorized five years ago by [...]

“Evolution in action,” said scientists with the announcement of the discovery of the world’s first hybrid shark in Australian waters. It is being viewed as a potential sign that the predators were adapting to cope with climate change. Jess Morgan, from the University of Queensland and his partner Colin Simpfendorfer of James Cook University, said [...]

The Sanibel Captiva START Chapter has formally announced its launching of a Sustainable Seafood Program. They released the following press release: To help address the decline in available seafood in our oceans due to the increased demand and overfishing, the San Cap START chapter is introducing a program called Seafood Savvy to help make people [...]

Seafood Savvy Coalitions, a START initiative, have been formed in Sarasota-Manatee and Lee counties.  They are comprised of citizens who want to promote the use of local, sustainable seafood by restaurants, markets, retailers, wholesalers and distributors along the Gulf of Florida.  Their goal is to help ensure that we have fish for the future by [...]

Former Governor, Bob Graham, was the keynote speaker at the December 1st rally held by the Florida Conservation Coalition, a bipartisan group of activists and environmentalists concerned about the state’s reduced oversight on development that has erased years of environmental policy. The group is particularly concerned about the budget cuts for the state’s five water [...]