Meet our Partners

An ambitious, long-term project like the Florida Marine Fisheries Enhancement Initiative requires partners with expertise in a variety of scientific fields.The talented staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) managed to enlist some of the most respected, well-known marine research and conservation organizations in the country to assist in this important endeavor.

CCA Florida

CCA Florida is a statewide, nonprofit marine conservation organization working in an advocacy role to protect the state's marine resources and the interests of saltwater anglers.


Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (HBOI)

HBOI is one of the world's leading not-for-profit oceanographic research organizations.

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is a public, non-profit charity dedicated to providing effective solutions to conflicts that arise between human activity and the natural world.


Florida Institute of Technology

The Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) conducts intensive research and teaching in aquaculture and fisheries, marine biology, oceanography and environmental science.


Mote Marine Laboratory

Mote Marine Laboratory conducts research in seven major areas of concentration. Mote has a 10.5-acre campus in Sarasota and field stations in several other areas of the state.


Port Manatee Enhancement Center

Key FWC partners providing the leased land for the existing Port Manatee Hatchery facilities.


University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is internationally renowned for its groundbreaking research in marine biology and marine geology.