Hints for submitting your application for eggs and returning your permits


Of the 400 applications and permits we process each year, most go through without a problem. A few have issues and require additional time. If not dealt with, it is possible for a teacher to lose their eligibility to participate in the program.

Submitting your paperwork is not enough – it is the TEACHERS responsibility to check to make sure CDFW received the document.

more paperwork please

Most common problems:

  • Applications not complete or missing the principals signature
  • Applications sent by mail or fax are not received by CDFW

Hints to help get your application and permit approved

  1. Fill out the form completely (including having your principal sign the application)
  2. Scan the document and submit from your email address (do not send it from the scanner as CDFW security protocols do not allow us to open attachments from unrecognized addresses)
  3. Send a copy to your coach and keep a copy for your records
  4. Check the status of your submission at http://www.classroomaquairum.wordpress.com

Submit completed forms by email – R3CAEP@wildlife.ca.gov

Mail and fax submissions are discouraged but accepted:

7329 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558

(707) 944-5563

NOTE: Most “lost” or “not received” forms come from these two sources. Be sure to check the status of your submission at http://www.classroomaquarium.wordpress.com


  • PDFs of applications and permits completely filled out
  • Faxes or hard copies of applications/permits completely fill out


  • Photos of applications of permits
  • Applications or permits sent directly from a scanner
  • Applications or permits that are not complete.

feels good to get stuff done


Applications (request for eggs)

Returning teachers: Applications for eggs are due by December 15

New teachers: At your training workshop (arrive with a blank application signed by your principal)


Within 10 days of release of your fry

About Ethan Rotman

Ethan Rotman (Bayareatic) manages and coordinates programs that hatch fish in classrooms for the San Francisco Bay Area. He also chairs the committee that manages these programs throughout the state. Ethan has worked with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for over 20 years.
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