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California Marine Protected Areas

Point Reyes State Marine Conservation Area
Important: As of March 1, 2016 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: North Central California (Pt. Arena to Pigeon Pt.)

County: Marin

Nearest Port: Bodega Bay

Regulations in Effect Since: 5/1/2010

Boundaries: This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:

37° 59.000' N. lat. 123° 02.000' W. long.;
37° 56.712' N. lat. 123° 02.000' W. long.; thence eastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
37° 56.370' N. lat. 122° 57.340' W. long.;
37° 59.000' N. lat. 122° 57.340' W. long.; and
37° 59.000' N. lat. 123° 02.000' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Salmon by trolling. Dungeness crab by trap.

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. Invertebrates EXCEPT Dungeness crab by trap. Finfish EXCEPT salmon by trolling.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: Salmon by trolling. Dungeness crab by trap.

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. Invertebrates EXCEPT Dungeness crab. All finfish EXCEPT salmon.

Other Regulations: 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 and commercial fishing regulations apply in addition to MPA regulations.