\The Department recommends that you contact the Department of Conservation permissions office listed below to discuss your application prior to completing the application forms.This form is to be used when applying for a new permit or the renewal of an existing permit, and where the proposed activity involves viewing marine mammals from a vessel at sea. Examples may include viewing from kayaks, scenic tours which include marine mammal watching, or specific targeted marine mammal viewing trips. This form is to be completed in conjunction with Applicant Information Form 8.Note:If your application also involves marine mammal viewing which is land-based please also fill in Form 8b.If your application also involves marine mammal viewing which is aircraft-based please also fill in Form 8c.If your application also involves swimming with marine mammals please also fill in Form 8e.If you seek a minor amendment to a current permit (i.e. a new boat or new staff member), please fill in the application Form 8f. If you seek an amendment that is more than minor, please contact the office below.Please complete this application form, providing all information requested in as much detail as possible. Attach Form 8and any other applicable forms and information, and send to [email protected]. Note: Under regulation 10 of the Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992, the Department must determine whether or not the application is acceptable and may require the application to be amended. The Department will advise applicants if, and what, amendments are required before this application can be processed by the Department. If the application is approved, it is deemed to form part of the permit which is issued and must be complied with accordingly. Your application, therefore, must be clear, complete and accurate.The Department will process the application and issue a permit if it is satisfied that the application meets all the requirements for granting a permit under the Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992.