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California Marine Protected Areas

Kashtayit 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: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)

County: Santa Barbara

Nearest Port: Santa Barbara

Regulations in Effect Since: 1/1/2012

Boundaries: This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:

34° 28.13' N. lat. 120° 14.46' W. long.;
34° 27.30' N. lat. 120° 14.46' W. long.;
34° 27.30' N. lat. 120° 12.47' W. long.; and
34° 28.23' N. lat. 120° 12.47' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Giant kelp by hand-harvest only. Invertebrates EXCEPT rock scallops and mussels. Finfish.

Prohibited Species: Marine aquatic plants EXCEPT giant kelp. Rock scallops and mussels.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All