Fisheries and Land Resources

Permits & Forms

Public access to Gannet Islands Ecological Reserve is restricted to those doing scientific research.

Atlantic Puffin Banding and Research
  • Scientific Research Permit PDF (145 KB)
    • Research visitors to the islands require a valid Scientific Research Permit. For more information and research guidelines, see Science & Research.
  • Commercial Operator Permit
    • All commercial operators, including tour boat operators and cruise ships, require a commercial operator permit to conduct activities in a reserve. Note: Due to the significance and sensitivity of this site, no commercial activities (except fishing) are allowed.

For scientific research, commercial operator, or educational tour permits, please allow a minimum of three weeks for processing.

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