: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)
: Dana Point
Regulations in Effect Since
Allowed Species: Sea urchin. Spiny lobster by trap. Coastal pelagic species
by round haul net.
Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates EXCEPT sea urchin, market squid and spiny lobster. All finfish EXCEPT coastal pelagic finfish species
: Take of all living marine resources from inside tidepools is prohibited. For purposes of this section, tidepools are defined as the area encompassing the rocky pools that are filled with seawater due to retracting tides between the mean higher high tide line and the mean lower low tide line.
It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for commercial and/or recreational purposes, except for those listed above.
Note that state and federal sport
fishing regulations apply in addition to MPA regulations.