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

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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Red Tide was detected in early April around Marco Island.  South Marco Beach, big Marco Pass and Caxambas Pass were found to have very low levels of red tide.  As the month progressed the red tide intensified and NOAA satellites tracked an area of elevated chlorophyll levels from Clam Pass in northern Collier County to [...]

The article by Randi Donahue from edible Sarasota explains the importance of START’s Seafood Savvy program. "Pollution, overfishing, and ignorant consumption of seafood could lead to the demise of one of the planet’s most indispensable ecosystems. Seafood Savvy, a branch of Florida nonprofit START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide), brings sustainable seafood knowledge to coastal [...]

This year nearly 100 dead or ill dolphins have washed up on shore mostly in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay where oil lingers in the marshes and sediment.  Kate Spinner, of the Herald Tribune, reports that more than 600 dolphins have been found fatally ill or dead since oil reached the shoreline following the Deepwater Horizon explosion [...]

According to an article in the April 2012 issue of the journal of Marine Biology, a new hammerhead species has now been discovered near the coast of southern Brazil.  The shark was originally discovered off the South Florida coast in 2005 and by a separate team off the South Carolina coast.  At the time, scientists [...]

National Public Radio’s Ashley Ahearn reported that scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are working to prevent outbreaks of paralytic shellfish poisoning that can be caused in part by red tides.  They are doing this by tracking when and where red tides will happen next. NOAA scientists were out looking for the [...]

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