Florida Seafood Hotline

August 11, 2010

For years now, our restaurants, the BeachHouse, the Sandbar, and Mar Vista, have been serving up some of the best quality Florida seafood around.  The recent oil spill in the Gulf and the massive media attention and coverage it has received has caused many people to worry about if and how the spill will affect the quality and availability of Florida seafood products.  In case you haven’t heard, we’d like to fill you in on the latest information. In an effort to reassure both seafood lovers and those whose source of income depend on seafood and fishing, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has a toll-free hotline at 1-800-357-4273 to provide people with current information about the status of Florida’s open and closed fishing harvest areas, the availability of seafood varieties, as well as any effects the spill may have on seafood pricing.

It is important to keep in mind that Florida has over 1300 miles of both Gulf and Atlantic coastline – which still leaves plenty of waters unaffected by the oil spill.  Florida fishermen will continue to bring in the quality seafood for which Florida is famous until they are told that the waters are not safe.  Water samples and seafood products are continually being monitored for safety and therefore we can be assured that should anything change that would affect Florida seafood their website will be updated. Updated information about Florida Seafood and aquaculture can also be found at www.FL-Seafood.com.

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