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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In November, Gov. Scott issued several press releases regarding his environmental funding proposal for the 2018-2019 Florida budget. He is proposing more than $1.7 billion funding for the Florida Department of Environmental Protections, a more than $220 million increase over the current year. The proposed funding will include: • An investment of $55 million for [...]

November is Manatee Awareness Month in Florida. It is also a time that they begin migrating to warmer inland waters. They may have left a little earlier this year due to an early November cold snap. When coastal water temperatures drop to 70 degrees, these tropical marine mammals move inland in search of warmer waters. [...]

The Tampa Bay Estuary Program was established in 1991, as a regional alliance to coordinate and protect the overall protection and restoration of the bay with the assistance and support from its many formal and informal partners. They accomplish this by financing cutting-edge research into key problems impacting the bay; sponsoring demonstration projects to test [...]

Sarasota Bay Watch president Larry Stults, Ph.D. recently represented SBW and Gulf Shellfish Institute at a seminal Shellfish Workshop organized by Florida Sea Grant and the Gulf Shellfish Institute. . National level shellfish regulators and policymakers from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) sat alongside [...]

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