SHORELINE CLEAN-UP AT FIU BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS

On Saturday, November 1, nearly 50 Girl Scouts volunteers from Miami Dade and Broward County hit the shore behind the Hospitality Management building at the Florida International University North Miami Campus for a Shoreline Clean-Up sponsored by the Sea Delight Ocean Fund and Blue Bell Ice Cream, and hosted by FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society.

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“The purpose of the shoreline clean up is to support and engage the Girl Scouts’ goals in creating environmental and ocean conservation awareness for each participating troop and to foster a sense of personal responsibility that helps reinforce in a direct way the environmental ethic that is at the heart of the goals of the Sea Delight Ocean Fund” said Adriana Sanchez-Lindsay, President of the Sea Delight Ocean Fund. Participants were provided data sheets to record what type of items were found during the clean-up. These sheets will then be provided to The Nature Conservancy for their records.

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Nicholas Ogle, Environmental Coordinator at FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society, provided an innovative presentation on marine conservation following the shoreline clean-up. He also showed participants how to plant Mangrove seedlings as part of their Mangrove Restoration Program. We hope to be able to join him again once these seedlings are ready to be planted.

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Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus is located at 3000 NE 151st St, North Miami, FL 33181. For additional information, visit http://bbc.fiu.edu/.

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TASTE OF THE SEA 2014

MIAMI — It’s going to be a flavor explosion that can’t be found in any one restaurant. Taste of the Sea is set to cast off at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 4th. At Taste of the Sea you will savor the finest responsibly sourced seafood dishes created by South Florida’s all-star chefs. Guest will enjoy wine and spirits to compliment each dish along with music, raffles and a variety of silent auction items to bid on.
Hosted by Clear Channel’s Y-100 FM radio personality Chris Cruz, the inaugural Taste of the Sea will take place from 6:30 – 11:30 p.m. at the tropical marina setting of Casablanca on the Bay located at 1717 North Bayshore Drive, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33132.
Taste of the Sea’s all-star chefs and restaurants include Oceanaire, Piccolo Ristorante, Kitchen 305, Reality TV’s Sidewalk Chef and Casablanca on the Bay. Participating spirits include Diplomatico Rum, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Republic National Wine, Craft Beers by Biscayne Bay Brewing Company and Onli Water, because life is meant to sparkle.
In addition to sampling some of the finest responsibly sourced seafood and spirits, Sea Delight Ocean Fund has brought together leaders in marine and ocean preservation for an incredible interactive and educational Conservation Village, including the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, University of Miami Shark Research, Florida International University Medina Aquarius Program, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Gulf Wild, the Coastal Steward, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, and Shark Team One.
“We are thrilled to launch this inaugural Taste of the Sea seafood tasting event with the collaboration of South Florida’s talented chefs and restaurants as well as the MSC and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. It’s incredible to have the support of these giants in the marine conservation arena alongside these gifted culinary masters,” noted Adriana Sanchez-Lindsay, Sustainability Coordinator of Sea Delight and President of the Sea Delight Ocean Fund.
“We look forward to participating in the Taste of the Sea event that will bring together various groups who support and promote sustainable seafood and ocean conservation,” said Sandie Cedrone, MSC Senior Commercial Manager, Americas.
“We are proud that our Conservation Village model has been embraced by so many organizations, including Sea Delight Ocean Fund’s Taste of the Sea,” said Antonio Fins, Executive Director of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. “We applaud Sea Delight for including a Conservation Village in Taste of the Sea, and also for its commitment to responsible and sustainable seafood.”
To purchase tickets click http://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-the-sea-sea-delight-ocean-funds-responsibly-sourced-seafood-tasting-event-tickets-12209341469. Tickets are $50.00 per person. Single tickets at the door $75.00 per person or $120.00 for a pair.
The Sea Delight Ocean Fund, is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2012 to create and support global fishery improvement projects and better fishing practices initiatives that protect marine resources and promote conservation efforts globally. All proceeds from this event will help further marine conservation programs led by the Sea Delight Ocean Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of our oceans.
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