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Guy Harvey Conservation Village at Tortuga Music Festival Showcases Sustainable Seafood

Sure the Tortuga Music Festival at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park is one fine two-day party featuring Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley, and Dierks Bentley performing, but the festival also has a mission attached to it.

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Our oceans are delicate ecosystems that are in trouble, but research and smart conservation practices can make radical improvements. The festival includes the Guy Harvey Conservation Village, that brings together the top scientists and conservation organizations to show you how we can save our seas.

One of the most important things we can do is to embrace sustainable seafood practices. With that in mind, Guy Harvey and Miami-based Sea Delights will be showcasing sustainable seafood throughout the festival with chef demonstrations and sampling.

"Green Gourmet" chef presentations will be at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m., chef Andres Avayu of Piccolo Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale will prepare and provide a tuna BLT. The sandwich starts with tuna, handline caught and and sourced from a fishery improvement project in Indonesia, then places it on basil flat bread, before being topped with semi-spicy tomato jam, butter bibb lettuce, and pancetta.

It's a great snack with a message.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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