ABOUT US

Coast Watch Alliance, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, was founded in 2014 to help protect our precious marine and coastal resources in the Gulf of Mexico and the Western Atlantic Ocean. We are a collaboration of divers, anglers, scientists, executives, and business owners working toward three common goals:
 

  • To empower individuals and institutions to discover, appreciate, and defend our coastal and marine resources.

  • To educate and enlist humanity to protect, restore, and conserve the quality of the natural environment.

  • To exercise and the promote the responsible use of our oceans and coastal environment.
     

At Coast Watch Alliance, our primary activities include:
 

  • Bringing awareness to and actively combating invasive lionfish through community outreach and awareness, organized and systematic lionfish harvesting, and commercial market and supply infrastructure development for lionfish foodstuffs and processed products.

  • Identifying, removing, and preventing the introduction of harmful marine debris including waste plastic, lost and discarded recreational and commercial fishing gear, and hazardous chemicals and compounds.

  • Facilitating, through our individual expertise and organizational assets, valuable marine research initiatives including lionfish trap development and testing, fish population and behavioral studies, and remote operated vehicle (ROV) development and testing.

Coast Watch Alliance has proudly supported and worked with a wide variety of organizations including the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Alabama Department of Natural Resources (AL DNR), the Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory (DISL), the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), the University of Florida (UF), the University of West Florida (UWF), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ABOUT US

Through the promotion of sustainable practices, Coast Watch Alliance works to bring business leaders and the public together to achieve a balance between responsible use and conservation of the natural resources we share.  Coast Watch Alliance was founded by conservation-minded executives in the technology and environmental science fields.  We believe that sound, science-based environmental practices do not have to be at odds with economic growth and development.

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T: 850-764-FISH (3474)

F: 850-764-6004

W: www.coastwatchalliance.org

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