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California Marine Protected Areas

Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area
Important: As of March 1, 2016 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: Northern California (CA/OR border to Pt. Arena)

County: Del Norte

Nearest Port: Crescent City

Regulations in Effect Since: 12/19/2012

Boundaries: This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:

42° 00.000' N. lat. 124° 12.735' W. long.;
42° 00.000' N. lat. 124° 19.814' W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
41° 57.500' N. lat. 124° 17.101' W. long.; and
41° 57.500' N. lat. 124° 12.423' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Surf smelt by dip net or Hawaiian type throw net

Prohibited Species: All except surf smelt by dip net or Hawaiian type throw net

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Other Regulations: The following federally recognized tribe is exempt from the area and take regulations for this MPA and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes, including general rules for Tribal Take found in Section 632(a)(11):

Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation (previously the Smith River Rancheria)

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.