Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) accepts permit applications for Research, Education and Salvage. You can download more information:
Sanctuary Permit Application (2.5MB PDF)
Sanctuary Permit Application Instructions (324KB PDF).
Prohibited activities within Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
GFNMS manages the northern area of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) from Año Nuevo in San Mateo County to the MBNMS northern boundary, off the coast of southern Marin County and accepts permit applications for this region. Read details on activities requiring permits in MBNMS.
Max Delaney, Ecosystem Protection Specialist
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
991 Marine Drive, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129