Sustainable Seafood

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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

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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Recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Division released its final acoustic guidance to better predict how man-made underwater sounds affect marine mammal hearing. They will use the guidance in their assessments and authorizations of offshore activities that produce underwater noise. This was followed a month later by the final version of its plan [...]

In October, President Obama attended the 3rd annual Our Ocean Conference in Washington D.C. During his address he announced that he would designate the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of New England as the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. The President spoke about the many threats that [...]

A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida from Pinellas to Collier counties. Fish kills affecting multiple species have been reported along Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties. The public has questions about whether they can eat seafood. The following information from FWC should answer some of the [...]

Try this tasty sustainable seafood dish. Hawaiian Ahi Poke Recipe from MSC Australia staff Ingredients 2 large sashimi grade MSC certified yellowfin ahi tuna steaks (about 1 1/2 pounds) yellow or pickled onions 1/2 cup chopped green onion 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce 1 tablespoon sesame seeds [...]

We’ve been on the water! Sarasota Bay Watch has been out on the water a lot recently. Again this year we’ve partnered with Mote Marine Laboratory to put adult scallops in cages in the bay, measure growth rates, clean barnacles, oysters and algae off the scallops and swap out clean cages when the old ones [...]

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