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California Marine Protected Areas

Kashtayit State Marine Conservation Area
Important: As of March 1, 2016 new MPA regulations are in effect.
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° 28.130' N. lat. 120° 14.460' W. long.;
34° 27.300' N. lat. 120° 14.460' W. long.;
34° 27.300' N. lat. 120° 12.470' W. long.; and
34° 28.230' N. lat. 120° 12.470' 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

Other Regulations: It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for commercial and/or recreational purposes, except for those listed above.

Note that state and federal sport fishing regulations apply in addition to MPA regulations.