Scientific Collecting

Collecting permits are required to collect marine organisms for scientific research in the state of Washington. For more information about scientific collecting at SPMC contact Gene McKeen.

Scientific collecting permits are available through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Researchers are advised to plan ahead for collections as the permits can take several months to obtain.

Import and Quarantine Requirements

Import permits are required for marine organisms brought to Shannon Point from outside of the state of Washington.

Quarantine is required for imported organisms and for some local organisms. Shannon Point has a quarantine facility that can be used to maintain a limited number of marine organisms in quarantine.

For more information about import permits and quarantine requirements contact Gene McKeen.