Jim Cantonis

President, Acme Sponge and Chamois, Florida

“Without Florida Sea Grant, there would be no sponge fishery in Florida."

Bill Mook

Mook Sea Farm, Maine

“NOAA provides information we use on a regular basis. That accurate information is key to our resiliency in the face of rapidly changing environmental conditions.”

Helen Henderson

Ocean Planning Manager, American Littoral Society, New Jersey

“NOAA has provided expertise, coordination and funding to help identify vulnerabilities.”

Mike Cassinelli and Crystal Dingler

Former Mayor, Ilwaco, WA and Mayor, Ocean Shores, WA, Washington

“We can’t protect our citizens from floods and tsunamis, keep fishermen safe, and fisheries viable, or maintain tourism without NOAA.”