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California Marine Protected Areas

South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area
Important: As of October 1, 2014 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: Northern California (CA/OR border to Pt. Arena)

County: Humboldt

Nearest Port: Eureka

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:

40° 43.000' N. lat. 124° 15.527' W. long.;
40° 43.000' N. lat. 124° 15.000' W. long.;
40° 42.000' N. lat. 124° 15.000' W. long.; and
40° 42.000' N. lat. 124° 16.141' W. long.

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: 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):

Wiyot Tribe