Save Our Shores Long Table Dinner Raises Money for Mote's Red Tide Research

Mote Marine Laboratory is grateful to acknowledge the recent receipt of funds for red tide research from area restaurants and supporters. On September 25, Mote President & CEO, Dr. Michael P. Crosby, accepted a check from the Save Our Shores Long Table event alongside local restaurant owners. The $25,000 in proceeds from the event were split between Mote and START (Solution to Avoid Red Tide).

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Mote Study Aims To Add Value To Southwest Florida Mullet Fishery

In southwest Florida, cured mullet roe called bottarga fetches higher prices than the fish producing it, and sometimes unused fish are left after bottarga is sold. Now, Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are investigating how to turn excess mullet into food for fish farms, to benefit mullet fishermen along with the fish farming, or aquaculture, industry.

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Bivalve re-CLAM-ation Fights Florida Red Tide in Tampa Bay

Cleansing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico’s Tampa Bay using northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria) clams to combat Florida Red Tide might seem a little “out there”, but “out there” has been the trademark of the founder of a sustainable restaurant group on a seven-mile Florida island situated off the coast of Manatee County.

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