Use of vertebrates at the MBL is regulated by the MBL Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and requires an approved IACUC protocol.  Vertebrates (e.g., fish) may be ordered from MBL and shipped to qualified research and educational institutions without MBL IACUC requirements but may be subject to their own institutional vertebrate use regulations.  

Before ordering animals for use at MBL, please refer to the IACUC protocols.