Biological Considerations of the Effects of Spearfishing (207kb pdf)
- a summary of research regarding the impacts of spearfishing on biological communities.
Collections Data Form (134kb pdf) - Must be submitted for approval any collection of samples or species from the sanctuary.
Permit Application (225kb pdf) - Request a permit to conduct research activities in the sanctuary.
Permit Application Instructions (288kb pdf) - Instructions for completing the Permit Application available above.
Regulations, summary (137kb pdf)
- a two page summary of the regulations most likely to be applicable to individual visitors to the sanctuary; not a comprehensive summary (2012)
Regulations, FGBNMS section (67kb pdf) - Updated Subpart L, outlining only regulations specific to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (April 2012)
Sanctuary Regulations, General (364kb pdf)
- Federal Register: 15 CFR Part 922 National Marine Sanctuary Program regulations including those specific to each sanctuary (2007)
Regulations, Stetson Amendment (256kb pdf)
- Federal Register: modifies sanctuary boundaries to include Stetson Bank (1996)
Regulations, No Anchoring Amendment (44kb pdf)
- Federal Register: modifies regulations to allow no anchoring in sanctuary, in accordance with International Maritime Organization's International No Anchoring Area designation (2001)
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