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Sanctuary Regulations

Full text of the modified and new Gulf of the Farallones Final Regulations (PDF, 50KB) are posted in the Federal Register (Vol. 73, No. 225; Nov. 20, 2008) as the Final Rule (PDF, 330KB), effective Mar. 9, 2009.

Central California National Marine Sanctuaries Overflight Regulation Areas (1.7MB PDF). Full text of the amendment to the Overflight Regulations for the Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, Gulf of the Farallones, and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuaries are posted in the Federal Register (Vol 77, No.17; Jan. 26, 2012) as the Final Rule (PDF, 160KB) effective Feb. 27, 2012.

Changes to regulations are intended to clarify and strengthen protections for marine habitats, sensitive species, water quality, and submerged cultural and historic resources. This listing does not include the exemptions or other activities regulated within the Sanctuary under other local, state or federal authorities.

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) accepts permit applications for Research, Education and Salvage.