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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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 [...]

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Agency, a red tide bloom was spotted last week that extended across Lee and Collier counties.  NOAA satellite imagery showed the bloom boundary was about 30 miles from the coastline, extending from southern Lee County south to Marco Island.  Collier County officials said it is the worst [...]

The Penguins have landed! Six black footed penguins are now enjoying their new “vacation” home at Mote Aquarium.  The birds star in Penguin Island, a limited time exhibit running from November 2011 through spring 2012 at Mote. Sarasota’s first penguins include five male birds named Sly, South, Rudy, Oswald and Coaster along with a female [...]

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