Aquatic Studies Permits are issued by the department to allow elementary through high schools to possess or maintain aquatic organisms common to Maryland waters. If the organisms will be released into the wild, release locations must be specified in advance.
The application for an Aquatic Studies Permit is available below (Google form or pdf), and may be submitted electronically. If you prefer to mail your application, please contact us at the email below for further instructions. Permits are issued annually to cover a school year.
Apply for an Aquatic Studies Permit: