Marine Biological Resources Division – Services

Parameter Number of days required for issuing of report Charges
Identification of Shark fins/skins 5 working days Rs. 10,000
(No charges if samples are submitted on court orders)
Species identification of aquatic organisms by molecular methods 3 weeks Rs. 10,000
(No charges if samples are submitted on court orders)
Testing of Ambergris samples 10 days If positive (Rs. 10,000)
If negative (Rs. 5,000)
(No charges if samples are submitted on court orders)
Identification of Sea Shells Up to 3 shells – 7 days Rs. 5,000 (for 3 shells)
(No charges if samples are submitted on court orders)
Analysis of suspected dynamited fish samples submitted by the courts 5 working days No charges (as the samples are submitted on court orders)