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California Marine Protected Areas

Robert W. Crown State Marine Conservation Area
Important: As of March 1, 2016 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: San Francisco Bay

County: Alameda

Nearest Port: San Francisco

Regulations in Effect Since: 1980

Boundaries: This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and a distance of 150 feet offshore between the following points:

37° 45.970' N. lat. 122° 16.840' W. long.; and
37° 45.950' N. lat. 122° 16.520' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Finfish by hook-and-line only

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: Kelp. Finfish.

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants EXCEPT kelp. All invertebrates.

Other Regulations: It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for recreational purposes, except for those listed above. Commercial use is not permitted.