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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Shark tagging has come a long way since 1962 when the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Services Cooperative Shark Tagging Program was started. Back then sharks were tagged by fin tags or dart tags that are inserted into the animal. When the tagged shark was recaught volunteers would mail in information to the Program. Over 52 [...]

The Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of START is currently in the midst of planning their 7th annual Cracker Fest fundraiser and celebration. The event will take place on November 6th at 6:00pm and will feature the live music of The Apple Butter Band, live and silent auctions, and entertainment. The event menu will highlight local sustainable seafood [...]

Mussels Saint – Ex Ingredients (Serves 4 as a main course or hearty appetizer) 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 1/2 cup canola oil 1 shallot, peeled 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika 2 teaspoons ground coriander 4 pounds mussels, scrubbed, debearded and patted dry (discard any that won't close) 3/4 cup white wine [...]

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