Our home, planet Earth, is covered in 71% oceans, and humans have always had an intimate relationship with its mysterious horizons. It’s long been an abundant source of food, economic commerce, transportation, and romantic adventure. To ensure its alluring beauty continues for future generations, we must ensure its sustainability.
Sea-to-Table was born from the vision of sustainable coastal foraging. Trident’s fishing team specializes in seafood that isn’t in the avenue of mainstream harvesting. We have assembled a team of passionate people with fishing poles, cast-nets, and pole spears. As well as a group of deep-sea divers armed with scuba tanks and spearguns.
Our primary prey is Lionfish, which are a particularly delicious but invasive species. We also target spotted sea trout, mullet, Spanish lobster, mackerel, flounder, mahi, and many more delicacies not traditionally found in your local grocery store.
We are in search of purchasing a Reef Permit to expand our fishing repertoire.
It seems a different world, descending 200 feet beneath the waves, and roaming the submerged savannahs of the Gulf. This is the realm where the Lionfish invade. They are devastating our precious ecosystem as they have no natural predators in our beautiful Gulf.
With scuba tanks on our backs and modern day tridents in our hands, we stalk our prey. Until the day when a natural predator arises, we will be their predator. Their succulent flaky white meat will be featured and served on our menu as often as we have it.
Panacea has always been a seafaring community with a love for the sea's mysteries, unpredictable nature, and bountiful harvest. Sustainable coastal foraging and protecting precious ecosystems has always been a crucial part of any seaside community.
The Panacea Blue Crab Festival first started in 1975 to promote the local crabbing industry in Panacea. Since then it has grown to a large festival featuring a parade, regional musicians, and creative local vendors. Not to mention the friendly competitions including the mullet toss and crab picking. The festival is held annually on the first Saturday in May.
Blue Crab's scientific name, Callinectes sapidus, means "beautiful savory swimmer."
“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”
― Ernest Hemingway