Gov. Ron DeSantis toured the Tampa Bay region by boat and pledged continued support for ongoing efforts to combat a red tide algae bloom killing marine life and impacting the region’s economy.

Although DeSantis said his administration is “committed to being in this fight,” environmental groups expressed disappointment that the governor has ignored calls for him to implement a state of emergency in the region. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, for example, said in a tweet on Wednesday “the politicization of the governor’s response to red tide is truly sickening.”