Permits

black oystercatcher

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) accepts permit applications for Research, Education and Salvage. You can download more information:

Sanctuary Permit Application (364KB, PDF)
Sanctuary Permit Application Instructions (1.4MB, PDF)
Collections Data Form (168KB, PDF)

Prohibited activities within Greater 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.

Contact information

Max Delaney, Ecosystem Protection Specialist
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
991 Marine Drive, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone: 415-970-5255
Email: max.delaney@noaa.gov