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Promote Sustainable Seafood AND Give Back to The Florida Aquarium

June 9, 2009

promote-sustainable-seafoodThe Florida Aquarium and Tampa fine dining locale, Mise en Place, are partnering to raise awareness of issues relevant to all Floridians. Ocean health, sustainable seafood and responsible fishing practices have a tremendous impact on Florida which has the longest coastline in the continental United States.

Mise en Place is offering two weeks of a special menu benefiting the Aquarium’s marine science conservation and education programs. Beginning June 9, Mise will donate $3 for each sustainable seafood three-course dinner ($5 with wine) ordered until Saturday, June 20

The Florida Aquarium continues its role as educator and steward of our marine ecosystems with endeavors to promote healthy oceans, sustainable seafood and responsible fishing practices. All of these elements play a pivotal role in the future of Florida’s tourism, commercial and recreational fishing industries. With informed communities working towards protecting these fragile systems we can ensure they have a long and healthy life.

“At Mise we are improving our food, wine and operations because it is important to protect our natural resources,” says Maryann Ferenc, CEP and proprietor of Mise en Place. “We are scrutinizing everything we do to see where we can improve our food selections and general business practices to be more sustainable.”

Thom Stork, President and CEO of The Florida Aquarium, is encouraged by partnerships like these with other bay area businesses.

“Working with Mise en Place to get the word out about sustainable seafood is another fine example of how Tampa Bay businesses can combine resources for a positive impact in our community,” says Stork. “Finding ways to ensure a long and sustainable solution for our aquatic resources benefits everyone in this state. I’d hate for a day to come where I would no longer be able to take my grandson fishing in Tampa Bay.”

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