Important: As of December 19, 2012 new MPA regulations are in effect for
the Northern California coast from the Oregon/California border to Point Arena.
: Northern California (Pigeon Pt. northward)
: Noyo Harbor (Fort Bragg)
Regulations in Effect Since
Boundaries: This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Navarro River Estuary, eastward of a line connecting the following two points:
39° 11.575' N. lat. 123° 45.653' W. long.; and
39° 11.415' N. lat. 123° 45.487' W. long.
And westward of a line connecting the following two points
39° 11.849' N. lat. 123° 44.808' W. long.; and
39° 11.807' N. lat. 123° 44.842' W. long.
Allowed Species: Salmonids by hook and line
Prohibited Species: All except salmonids by hook and line. Note: The hunting of waterfowl is permitted.
Allowed Species: None
Prohibited Species: All
Other Regulations: The following federally recognized tribes are exempt from the area and take regulations for this MPA and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes, including general rules for Tribal Take found in Section 632(a)(11):
Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria,
Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria,
Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians,
Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria,
Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake,
Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria,
Lower Lake Rancheria,
Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria,
Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians,
Pinoleville Pomo Nation,
Potter Valley Tribe,
Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians,
Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians,
Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation,
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians, and
Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians