Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary regulations provide for temporary permitting of specific activities that are not otherwise permissable. Such activities are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Permit requests are evaluated based on their potential single and cumulative impacts to sanctuary resources versus the potential benefits the activity may provide in terms of resource protection. Permitted activities are typically research or education oriented.
To download a copy of the National Marine Sanctuaries Permit Application and Instructions click on the links below:
Permit Application (225kb pdf)
Permit Application Instructions (288kb pdf)
Collections Data Form (134kb pdf)
For more information regarding how to apply for a permit, please contact the Research Coordinator or visit the National Marine Sanctuaries Permits page.