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California Marine Protected Areas

Point Sur State Marine Conservation Area
Important: As of October 1, 2014 new MPA regulations are in effect.
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 the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:

36° 18.40' N. lat. 121° 56.00' W. long.;
36° 18.40' N. lat. 121° 58.33' W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
36° 15.00' N. lat. 121° 55.10' W. long.;
36° 15.00' N. lat. 121° 52.50' W. long.; and
36° 18.40' N. lat. 121° 56.00' 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: Salmon and albacore

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