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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The Shoreline Shindig hosted by START and Realize Bradenton on Saturday, October 13th along the Riverwalk in Bradenton was a very enjoyable event attracting over 300 people like the three well-known visitors shown above. Everyone gathered to celebrate the importance of our shoreline and waterways and hear original acoustic music from local band Passerine. They [...]

A recent press release from NOAA Fisheries social scientists highlighted a report, the National Ocean Recreation Expenditure Survey, (NORES), the first national survey undertaken by them to estimate participation levels and the number of day’s people spent enjoying a broad range of ocean and coastal activities. In 2012, the baseline year chosen by researchers for [...]

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion occurred about 40 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast. It is considered to be the largest accidental marine oil spill in the world and the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. The explosion killed 11 workers and injured 16 others. It caused the Deepwater Horizon [...]

ROASTED FISH AND VEGGIES WITH QUINOA AND PINE NUTS Serves 4 This easy, colorful meal is roasted in a parchment-paper-lined pan to avoid the need for added oil. We garnish the finished dish with cilantro and pine nuts, but a combination of basil and almonds or sunflower seeds and parsley would be delicious as well. [...]

North Jetty Gets a Face Lift The Venice High School JROTC joined the Suncoast Reef Rovers at an underwater cleanup at North Jetty Park on Saturday October 13, 2018. They were joined by Sarasota Bay Watch, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Venice Police for a total of 50 people who pitched in for the event. [...]

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