Home Back CA.GOV

California Marine Protected Areas

Footprint State Marine Reserve (Anacapa Channel)
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: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)

County: Ventura

Nearest Port: Port Hueneme

Regulations in Effect Since: 2003

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

33° 59.300' N. lat. 119° 30.965' W. long.;
33° 57.510' N. lat. 119° 30.965' W. long.;

thence eastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to

33° 57.264' N. lat. 119° 25.987' W. long.;
33° 59.300' N. lat. 119° 25.987' W. long.; and
33° 59.300' N. lat. 119° 30.965' W. long.

Federal MPA boundary corner coordinates:
(Textual boundary descriptions and related regulations are available in the Federal Register 15 CFR Part 922 and 50 CFR Part 660)

33° 54.119' N. lat. 119° 25.987' W. long.;
33° 54.119' N. lat. 119° 30.965' W. long.;
33° 57.672' N. lat. 119° 30.965' W. long.;
33° 57.426' N. lat. 119° 25.987' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Other Regulations: The fishing regulations described above pertain to both federal and state portions of this MPA.