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California Marine Protected Areas

Point Lobos 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: Central California (Pigeon Pt. to Pt. Conception)

County: Monterey

Nearest Port: Monterey

Regulations in Effect Since: 2007

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

36° 31.70' N. lat. 121° 58.25' W. long.;
36° 31.70' N. lat. 122° 01.30' W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
36° 28.88' N. lat. 122° 00.55' W. long.;
36° 28.88' N. lat. 121° 58.25' W. long.; and
36° 31.70' N. lat. 121° 58.25' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Salmon and albacore

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates. Finfish EXCEPT salmon and albacore.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: Spot prawn, salmon, albacore

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates EXCEPT spot prawn. All finfish EXCEPT salmon and albacore.