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California Marine Protected Areas

Marin Islands State Marine Park
Important: As of March 1, 2016 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: San Francisco Bay

County: Marin

Nearest Port: San Francisco

Regulations in Effect Since: 1993

Boundaries: This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Marin Islands Ecological Reserve.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Finfish by hook-and-line from shore only

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Other Regulations: Boating, swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited within the park.

It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for recreational purposes, except for those listed above. Commercial use is not permitted.