Bost moored off the coast of Florida
Preserving Our Coastal Waters
START Educates the public about Red Tide and our Coastal Waters
With Public Education
Oyster shell recycling
And Programs
Nutrients in the Waterway
That Reduce Nutrients
Fish kill from Red TIde
That Feed Red Tide
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Mini Reef Special Sales Promotion

START is launching a Special Sales Promotion on under dock mini reefs for waterside residents on the Sun Coast. The units fit under your dock and provide habitat for sea life that filter excess nutrients from the water and attract a wide variety of fish as shown in the above picture taken at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant on Longboat Key.

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What Does START Do?

What does START do to help reduce excess nutrients in our waterways? START has a three-pronged approach to help reduce excess nutrients including the Gulf Coast Oyster Recycling Program (GCORR) and clam seeding program.

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Dead fish in Canals from Red Tide

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Join START, other organizations and concerned citizens to form a grass roots coalition to ensure that our federal, State and local policy makers take action to keep unwanted nutrients that feed red tide out of our waterways. To help, contact us now.

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Resources

Doing all you can to help preserve our coastal waters? Do you know how your lifestyle can impact the ocean's water quality? Do you know what to do when we have a red tide bloom? Learn more with START’s available educational resource materials.

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We want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who donated to START in the recent Giving Partner Challenge. Your support helps us fund our programs and activities that help reduce the excess nutrients in our local waterways that feed red tide and other harmful algal blooms. Unfortunately, since the Covid-19 crisis entered [...]

For over thirty years, every spring, weather forecasters and weather watchers wait to hear from the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University (CSU) about how many hurricanes we will have that season. Many meteorologists consider them to be the most credible and comprehensive forecast out there. In April they released their [...]

Since 1996, NOAA Fisheries has reported on the status of U.S. fisheries to Congress, as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Reporting on the status of fish stocks provides fisheries managers and the public with an account of how well current fisheries management measures are working. The 2018 report to Congress was [...]

Servings 4 Total Time 20 minutes Ingredients 12 oz peeled/deveined medium (or rock) shrimp, tails removed (thawed, if needed) 1 seedless cucumber, grated 1 cup matchstick carrots 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 3 tablespoons plain nonfat Greek yogurt 1 1/2 teaspoons sriracha sauce 3 tablespoons water, divided 1/2 teaspoon garlic sriracha seasoning Cooking spray 1/2 Hass [...]

Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed at background concentrations in two Southwest Florida samples collected this past week. Additional details are provided below. Please note: We are continuing to process samples, but are experiencing a reduction in sampling by FWRI staff and partners. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. [...]

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