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Bahamas - Apply for Marine Mammal Research Permit

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  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 required to pay the required fee.
  4. Permit will then be issued to the Applicant.

Application Form for permit to research marine mammal:

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form.
  • A letter of recommendation (if available).
  • Names of any publications.
  • Academic qualifications.
  • Completed past research project to establish validity of research.
  • Copies of passport of all persons named on the application.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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

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There are no eligibility criteria for this service.




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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

  • Full names and addresses of persons or body making application and names and address of sponsor(s)

where applicable

  • Type and purpose of the marine mammal/product research
  • Dates of proposed research project
  • Name, registration number and brief description of the type of vessel or carrier
  • Date, Port and method of arrival in the Bahamas
  • Precise location where the research is to be undertaken
  • Proposed cruise plan indicating ports of entry and exits with routes to be followed

Need for the Document[edit]

A Marine Mammal Research Permit is required for properly qualified persons to engage in scientific research activities within The Bahamas which is directed towards any species of marine mammals. Persons who would be interested in this type of Permit include the following:

  • Local foreign tertiary institutes.
  • Local and foreign companies authorized to hold marine mammals.
  • Individual researchers (local and foreign).

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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