NOAA Fisheries is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the nation’s living marine resources and their habitat; this includes marine mammals and endangered and threatened species. The agency is responsible for the management, conservation and protection of living marine resources in water three to 200 miles offshore. The Southeast Regional Office is located in St. Petersburg, Florida and the region consists of eight coastal states, nine inland states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Right Whale Festival depends on sponsor support. Our co-founders include Sea to Shore Alliance and the NOAA Fisheries (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). These organizations protect right whales along with other marine species.
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Sea to Shore Alliance (S2S) is a 501c3 nonprofit that protects and conserves fragile coastal ecosystems and the endangered species that call them home. S2S focuses on three key species: right whales, manatees and sea turtles. Field projects are underway in Florida, Cuba, Belize and West Africa. S2S works with NOAA Fisheries to conduct daily aerial surveys from November through March to locate right whales in the northern portion of their calving grounds. The whale locations are provided to mariners operating commercial and military vessels. The Right Whale Early Warning System is helping reduce ship strikes. RWF sponsor donations support S2S.