: Central California (Pigeon Pt. to Pt. Conception)
San Luis Obispo
: Morro Bay
Regulations in Effect Since
Take of all living marine resources is prohibited except the commercial take of giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) and bull kelp (Nereocystis spp.) under the following conditions:
- A kelp harvester with a valid license issued pursuant to Section 165 and holding a valid lease to Administrative Kelp Bed 208 may take no more than 125 tons of kelp from the portion of Administrative Kelp Bed 208 within the White Rock (Cambria) State Marine Conservation Area in any calendar month.
- Duplicate landing records must be kept on board the harvest vessel in accordance with the requirements of Section 165.
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 commercial fishing regulations apply in addition to MPA regulations.