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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Joining with Sarasota County Commissioner John Thaxton, the Sierra Club and other concerned environmental organizations, Sandy Gilbert, START’s Chairman, spoke at a press conference in Sarasota on January 23 to appeal to state representatives on the Community and Military Affairs Committee to vote “No” on House Bill 421. The bill would exempt commercial fertilizer applicators [...]

Nearly two years after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, a report has been published by the National Academy of Sciences.  The study  led by Thomas Ryerson, a research chemist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, found that surface slick from the spill accounted for only about fifteen percent of the total release.  Thirty six [...]

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 [...]