Program Partners and Contacts

Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading global charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins. Our vision of a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free is not a noble gesture, but an essential means to sustain the future of our Earth by increasing the planet’s climate resiliency.

Our work focuses on four main goals:

  1. Create Healthy Seas
  2. Prevent Bycatch
  3. End Captivity
  4. Stop Whaling

Situated in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the nation’s oldest fishing port, the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office works hand in hand with partner agencies, the fishing industry, international partners, non-governmental organizations, tribal nations, and members of the public to achieve our goals of sustainable use of living marine resources, conservation of the habitats upon which these resources depend, and the protection of endangered and threatened species that spend all or part of their lives in the ocean, and marine mammals.

Our work focuses on three main goals:

  1. Promote and Preserve Sustainable Fisheries
  2. Protect Marine Wildlife
  3. Protect and Restore Important Fish Habitat

Our mission is to conserve, protect and enhance the biological diversity, ecological integrity and cultural legacy of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary while facilitating compatible use.

Located between Cape Ann and Cape Cod in the southwest corner of the Gulf of Maine, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary once contributed to its local economy as a center of whale hunting. Now, it brings critical revenue to its local community in its current incarnation as a national marine sanctuary and one of the world’s premier destinations for whale watching.


To request more information, or send us a question or comment, please contact the program coordinators:

  • Allison Rosner, NOAA Fisheries Services’ Greater Atlantic Region Office: 978-282-8462
  • Monica Pepe, Whale and Dolphin Conservation – North America:  508-746-2522
  • Anne-Marie Runfola, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: 781-546-6023

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