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A License to Operate a Captive Marine Mammal Facility certifies that the operators of a Captive Marine Mammal Facility has been deemed adequate to hold live specimens of marine mammals in The Bahamas.


  • Possession of a facility that meets the requirements detailed in the Marine Mammal (Facilities) Regulations.
  • Ability to demonstrate possession of the resources (financial and manpower), to operate the facility in accordance with the Marine Mammal Regulations.

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Required Information

  • Name of Applicant
  • Address and Telephone Number
  • Nationality (applicant), Beneficiary of Owners (company)
  • Location of Facility
  • Description of Facility
  • Details on Captive Dolphins
  • Proposed Professional or managerial staff of facility
  • Description of Proposed programmes


  1. Complete the relevant application form.
  2. Submit completed application form, along with the required supporting documents, to the Department of Marine Resources.
  3. Upon approval of the application, the applicant will be requested to pay the required fee.
  4. Permit will then be issued to the applicant.

Application Form for license to operate a captive marine mammal:

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Required Documents

Completed Application Form




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Processing Time

Five to ten business days.

Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Marine Resources
East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3028
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 393-1777
Fax. (242) 393-0238
And Family Islands Contact Information:

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