Community Partners

The community advisory committee members were selected in spring 2012. This group includes representatives of all of the community sectors with whom we are working in the West Florida, Florida Panhandle and South Alabama regions. The Community Advisory Committee will provide direct input to the consortium leadership on community issues and concerns related to the proposed studies.

Our Partners


Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)

Apalachicola Riverkeeper & Osprey Program, & reporting by the Half Shell Channel

BRACE: Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies

Catholic Charities, Northwest Florida

Cedar Key Aquaculture Association

City of Apalachicola

Community Resource Associates

Dr. James Connors & Dr. Will Patterson, University of South Alabama

Emerald Coast Counseling

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Aquaculture Division

Florida Division of Children and Families, Circuit 1

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Florida Sea Grant

Franklin County Dealers Association

Franklin County Seafood Workers Association

Franklin’s Promise Coalition, Inc.

Gator Nelson

Gulf Coast Workforce Board

Island Fresh Seafood

Northwest Florida Water Management District

Organizers of the Dauphin Island Fishing Rodeo

Organizers of the Pensacola Bud Light Fishing Rodeo

Organizers of the Steinhatchee Reeling for Kids Tournament

Project Rebound

RAISE Florida Network - War on Poverty - Florida, Inc.

SAFER: Support Alliance for Emergency Readiness

Shane Mayfield, Fishing Charters

SMARRT: Seafood Management Assistance Resource & Recovery Team

Steinhatchee River Chamber of Commerce

The Florida Center for Prevention Research

The Filipino-American Association of Pensacola

Toby and Hayward McKinney

United Way Escambia County

University of Florida Oyster Recovery Team

University of Florida/ Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension

Wakulla County Coalition for Youth

Water Street Hotel & Marina, Apalachicola, FL