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California Marine Protected Areas

Russian River State Marine Recreational Management Area
Important: As of March 1, 2016 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: North Central California (Pt. Arena to Pigeon Pt.)

County: Sonoma

Nearest Port: Bodega Bay

Regulations in Effect Since: 5/1/2010

Boundaries: This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line eastward of the mouth of the Russian River Estuary defined as a line connecting the following two points:

38° 27.160' N. lat. 123° 07.910' W. long.; and
38° 27.010' N. lat. 123° 07.740' W. long. and westward of the Highway 1 Bridge.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: Recreational fishing for all species is prohibited. Note: The hunting of waterfowl is permitted.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

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.