OceanWise and sustainable seafood dishes make a winning combination for an enjoyable evening at GTM Research Reserve’s Environmental Education Center in Ponte Vedra Beach on Saturday, Sept. 24. This event takes place on the shores of the Guana River where guests will enjoy food, beverages, music, a silent auction and a breathtaking sunset! Friends of the GTM Reserve would like to thank Avilés Restaurant & Lounge, Purple Olive, and The Reef for providing this year’s sustainably sourced food and Crème de la Cocoa for offering their wonderful desserts!

There are social and environmental issues associated with almost everything we eat. But, some factors make seafood a “better” option in terms of sustainability. Oysters and mussels, for example, actually provide a benefit to the ecosystems in which they live by filtrating the water.

A growing recognition has occurred in the scientific community and in the marketplace that seafood has a better health and sustainability profile compared to other animal based proteins. What’s called a “protein flip” is going on…Currently lean protein like seafood and plant-based protein is 50 percent of protein consumption, but five years from now it will be more like 75 percent. Studies have shown that about one to two servings per week of seafood during pregnancy compared to no seafood intake correlates with enhanced neurodevelopment in children; low or moderate fish consumption (1-4 servings per week) decreases the risk of mortality from coronary heart disease; and consumption of 60 grams (2 ounces) of fish per day compared to no seafood intake is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality. Click here to learn more about the value of sustainable seafood.

Register for OceanWise or call 904-823-4500 for more information. We hope to see you there!

Sustainable Seafood

Sustainable Seafood at OceanWise

Sustainable Seafood

OceanWise at Dusk

Sustainable Seafood

Sustainable Seafood at OceanWise

Sustainable Seafood

Sunset at Guana River