Home Back CA.GOV

California Marine Protected Areas

Duxbury Reef 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: San Francisco

Regulations in Effect Since: 5/1/2010

Boundaries: This area is bounded by the mean high tide line, a distance of 1000 feet offshore and the following points:

37° 55.514' N. lat. 122° 44.179' W. long.;
37° 55.420' N. lat. 122° 44.310' W. long.;
37° 53.650' N. lat. 122° 41.910' W. long.; and
37° 53.770' N. lat. 122° 42.020' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Finfish from shore only. Red abalone.

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. Invertebrates EXCEPT red abalone. Finfish EXCEPT when taken from shore.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

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 fishing regulations apply in addition to MPA regulations.