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California Marine Protected Areas

Point Buchon State Marine Reserve
Important: As of March 1, 2016 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: Central California (Pigeon Pt. to Pt. Conception)

County: San Luis Obispo

Nearest Port: Morro Bay

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:

35° 15.250' N. lat. 120° 53.817' W. long.;
35° 15.250' N. lat. 120° 56.000' W. long.;
35° 11.000' N. lat. 120° 52.400' W. long.; and
35° 13.348' N. lat. 120° 52.400' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

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.