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California Marine Protected Areas

Portuguese Ledge State Marine Conservation Area
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.
Management Area: Central California (Pigeon Pt. to Pt. Conception)

County: Monterey

Nearest Port: Monterey

Regulations in Effect Since: 2007

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

36° 43.00' N. lat. 121° 56.00' W. long.;
36° 43.00' N. lat. 122° 01.30' W. long.;
36° 41.00' N. lat. 122° 00.80' W. long.;
36° 41.00' N. lat. 121° 56.00' W. long.; and
36° 43.00' N. lat. 121° 56.00' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Pelagic finfish

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates. Finfish EXCEPT pelagic finfish.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: Pelagic finfish

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates. All finfish EXCEPT pelagic finfish.