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Campus Point State Marine Conservation Area
Important: As of March 1, 2016 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)

County: Santa Barbara

Nearest Port: Santa Barbara

Regulations in Effect Since: 1/1/2012

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:

34° 25.207' N. lat. 119° 53.600' W. long.;
34° 21.475' N. lat. 119° 53.600' W. long.; thence eastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
34° 21.212' N. lat. 119° 50.650' W. long.; and
34° 24.300' N. lat. 119° 50.650' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Other Regulations:

In waters below the mean high tide line inside the Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve as defined within Section 630, the following restrictions apply:

  1. Boating, swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited.
  2. No person shall enter this area and remain therein except on established trails, paths or other designated areas except department employees or designated employees of Santa Barbara Airport, City of Santa Barbara, Goleta Sanitary District and Goleta Valley Vector Control District for the purposes of carrying out official duties.

Routine maintenance, dredging, habitat restoration, research and education, maintenance of artificial structures, and operation and maintenance of existing facilities in the conservation area is allowed pursuant to any required federal, state and local permits, or activities pursuant to Section 630, or as otherwise authorized by the department.

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.