Natural Science Collections Alliance

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FWS Requests Comments on Fish and Wildlife Import/Export Permits

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) requests public comments regarding the agency’s application and reporting requirements for the importation and exportation of fish and wildlife products.

Two permits issued by the FWS that regulate the international trade of wildlife, FWS Form 3-200-2 and Form 3-200-3, are scheduled for government review this year.  Of potential interest to natural history collection caretakers is FWS Form 3-200-2, which allows permit holders to import or export wildlife or wildlife products at a nondesignated port if the wildlife or wildlife products will be used as scientific specimens.  Form 3-200-3 regulates the commercial trade of wildlife and wildlife products.

The FWS seeks comments about the necessity of the collection of information, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents.

Comments must be submitted by April 26, 2010.  For more information, please visit

FWS Requests Comments on Fish and Wildlife Import/Export Permits
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