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California Marine Protected Areas

Point St. George Reef Offshore State Marine Conservation Area
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: Northern California (Pigeon Pt. northward)

County: Del Norte

Nearest Port: Crescent City

Regulations in Effect Since: 12/19/2012

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

41° 52.000' N. lat. 124° 23.189' W. long.;
41° 52.000' N. lat. 124° 25.805' W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
41° 49.000' N. lat. 124° 26.252' W. long.;
41° 49.000' N. lat. 124° 23.189' W. long.; and
41° 52.000' N. lat. 124° 23.189' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Salmon by trolling and Dungeness crab by trap

Prohibited Species: All except salmon by trolling and Dungeness crab by trap

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: Salmon with troll fishing gear. Dungeness crab by trap.

Prohibited Species: All except salmon with troll fishing gear and Dungeness crab by trap

Other Regulations: The following federally recognized tribes are 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):

Elk Valley Rancheria
Smith River Rancheria