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NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife are partners in this web site to issue permits under a number of Federal and state laws and treaties.

If you have a question, please consult the list below for the relevant office and/or website based on the species involved, the type of permit, and location. If you are not sure who to contact, use the Pre-Application Guide to help you determine what type of permit you need. Click on the New Researcher button from the Home page.

NMFS ESA Section 10 and MMPA Permits.

The office below processes a variety of permits and authorizations for scientific research, enhancement, and incidental take of marine mammals and ESA-listed species (e.g., sea turtles, shortnose sturgeon), excluding Pacific marine and anadromous fish.

ESA Section 10 Scientific Research Permits/4(d) Approvals for Pacific Marine/Anadromous Fish and Invertebrates

California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho
  • Regional Permit Coordinator, Protected Resource Division
    NMFS, West Coast Region
    1201 Lloyd Blvd, Suite 1100
    Portland, OR 97232
    Phone: (503)230-5424  
General Information:
   http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/permits/esa_scientific_research_permits.html

Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMP) for West Coast Salmon and Steelhead

California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho General Information:
   http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/hatcheries/salmon_and_steelhead_hatcheries.html

Fishery Management and Evaluation Plans (FMEP) for West Coast Fisheries

California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho General Information:
   http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/fisheries/management/fisheries_management_on_the_west_coast.html

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

4(d) Coverage and California Scientific Collection Permits: General Information:    http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/nongame/research_permit/ The previous link is an external site.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

State Scientific Taking Permits for Fish and Marine and Freshwater Invertebrates: State Scientific Taking Permits for Wildlife: General Information:    http://www.dfw.state.or.us The previous link is an external site.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

State Scientific Collection Permits: General Information:    http://wdfw.wa.gov The previous link is an external site.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

4(d) Coverage:
  • Coordinator, Wild Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring, Fisheries Bureau
    Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    PO Box 25
    600 S. Walnut
    Boise, ID 83707
    Phone: (208)287-2711  
General Information:    http://fishandgame.idaho.gov The previous link is an external site.

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