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.
: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)
: San Diego
Regulations in Effect Since
Boundaries: This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
32° 53.000' N. lat. 117° 15.166' W. long.;
32° 53.000' N. lat. 117° 16.400' W. long.;
32° 51.964' N. lat. 117° 16.400' W. long.; and
32° 51.964' N. lat. 117° 15.233' W. long.
Allowed Species: Coastal pelagic species
, except market squid, by hook-and-line only.
Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates, including market squid. Finfish, EXCEPT coastal pelagic finfish species
Allowed Species: None
Prohibited Species: All
Other Regulations: Licensees of the Regents of the University of California and all officers, employees, and students of such university may take, for scientific purposes, invertebrates, fish, or specimens of marine plant or algae under the conditions prescribed in a scientific collecting permit issued by the department.