Research and education activities in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary may require a sanctuary permit or other federal permits, depending on the type of work being conducted. All permit applications must be submitted at least one month in advance of the planned work in the sanctuary. Timely submission of the permit request will assure the research or education projects proceed smoothly and conflicts are avoided. Information on how to apply for a permit and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries website.
The permit section of the Federal Code of Regulations for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is at 15 CFR § 922.143.