A Healthy Bay is Everbody’s Business

Sarasota Bay Watch Shellfish are one solution to Red Tide September 2018 Overarching principals and objectives for local responses to Red Tide Algal blooms, including red tides, are natural occurrences.  They are part of the complex life cycles and ecological balance of our marine ecosystem.  However, excess nutrient pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, from human activity...
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Thank You to Our Platinum Sponsors

These donors have each already contributed over $5,000 towards Scallopalooza this year and shellfish restoration efforts!   If you or your company is interested in sponsorship please visit our corporate sponsorship page for more details.  

Scallop Search Postponed

Hello Friends and Partners,        We are sorry to report that the Sarasota Bay Scallop Search is postponed.  It was originally scheduled for this Saturday, August 25, 2018.  We have not selected another date for the scallop search but we hope to get everyone together for this wonderful event later in the year.  ...
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Come celebrate with us at Scallopalooza!

  Get your tickets today before they sell out! Visit our event page for more details. Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, check out our sponsorship page for details.

Sign up for The Great Scallop Search of 2018 and Clam Jam!

It’s that time of year again and we are excited to announce that this year is our 10th year of surveying the scallop population of Sarasota Bay.  This year we are also celebrating a successful summer of clam releases with our first Clam Jam! Volunteers are invited to stay for lunch after the search and...
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Clam Restoration Efforts Off to a Great Start!

May and June have been busy months for Sarasota Bay Watch and our community partners. We are proud to announce that as of June 16th we have released over 125,000 clams into Sarasota Bay! These clams have been maturing under the care of Bay Shellfish Company near Pine Island for the past year and were...
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Sister Keys Cleanup Gathers 1,300 pounds of Trash!

The gorgeous nature preserve of Longboat Key – Sister Keys – was revitalized by Sarasota Bay Watch and friends on April 28, 2018. Over 75 hardy volunteers paddled and were shuttled to the Keys to remove trash, tear out invasive plants and have a good time together on a perfect Saturday morning. Special Thanks to...
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Sarasota Bay Watch Starts Clam Restoration Efforts

Sarasota Bay Watch board members with the help of volunteers put the first test batch of hard-shell clams into Sarasota Bay this past week to begin efforts to restore the clam population.  For the past year Sarasota Bay Watch, along with its clam industry partners, has been funding the growth of 175,000 hard-shell clams that...
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