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A Marine Mammal Import Permit is required to allow the importation of any marine mammal species into The Bahamas. Citizens or local companies authorized to hold marine mammals will be interested in obtaining this type of permit.


  • Proof that the marine mammal is legally exported from its country of origin.
  • Proof that the marine mammal is in good health.
  • Proof that import of the marine mammal is approved under the Animal Health Act.

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Required Information

  • Name of Applicant
  • Type of license requested
  • Processing Plant or Factory Vessel Approval Number
  • Product Brand Name
  • List products and product types to be imported
  • Destination Country
  • Origin Country
  • Description of Product Storage Facilities
  • List additional documentation accompanying application


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

Application Form for license to import marine mammal:

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Required Documents

  • Completed application form.
  • Veterinary Health certification from country of origin.
  • Export approval from country of origin.
  • Import permit under the Animal Health Act.




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Processing Time

Five to ten businesses days.

Office Locations & Contacts

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

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