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Marine Protected Areas

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations California Saltwater Fishing

632. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Marine Managed Areas (MMAs) and Special Closures.

(a) General Rules and Regulations: The areas specified in this section have been declared by the commission to be marine protected areas (MPAs), marine managed areas (MMAs), or special closures. Public use of marine protected areas, marine managed areas, or special closures shall be compatible with the primary purposes of such areas. MPAs, MMAs, and special closures are subject to the following general rules and regulations in addition to existing Fish and Game Code statutes and regulations of the commission, except as otherwise provided for in sub-section 632(b), areas and special regulations for use. Nothing in this section expressly or implicitly precludes, restricts or requires modification of current or future uses of the waters identified as marine protected areas, special closures, or the lands or waters adjacent to these designated areas by the Department of Defense, its allies or agents.

(1) Protection of Resources in MPAs and MMAs, as defined in Public Resources Code Section 36710:

(A) State Marine Reserves: In a state marine reserve, it is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource, except under a scientific collecting permit issued by the department pursuant to Section 650 or specific authorization from the commission for research, restoration, or monitoring purposes.

(B) State Marine Parks: In a state marine park, it is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living or nonliving marine resource for commercial purposes. Any human use that would compromise protection of the species of interest, natural community or habitat, or geological, cultural, or recreational features, may be restricted by the commission as specified in sub-section 632(b), areas and special regulations for use. The department may issue scientific collecting permits pursuant to Section 650. The commission may authorize research, monitoring, and educational activities and certain recreational harvest in a manner consistent with protecting resource values.

(C) State Marine Conservation Areas: In a state marine conservation area, it is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for commercial or recreational purposes, or a combination of commercial and recreational purposes except as specified in sub-section 632(b), areas and special regulations for use. The department may issue scientific collecting permits pursuant to Section 650. The commission may authorize research, education, and recreational activities, and certain commercial and recreational harvest of marine resources, provided that these uses do not compromise protection of the species of interest, natural community, habitat, or geological features.

(D) State Marine Recreational Management Areas: In a state marine recreational management area, it is unlawful to perform any activity that would compromise the recreational values for which the area may be designated. Recreational opportunities may be protected, enhanced, or restricted, while preserving basic resource values of the area. No other use is restricted unless specified in sub-section 632(b), areas and special regulations for use.

(2) Finfish. Finfish, for the purpose of this section, are defined as any species of bony fish or cartilaginous fish (sharks, skates and rays). Finfish do not include amphibians, invertebrates, plants or algae. The definition of finfish provided in Section 159 does not apply to this Section.

(3) Pelagic Finfish. Pelagic finfish, for the purpose of this section, are a subset of finfish defined as: northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax), barracudas (Sphyraena spp.), billfishes* (family Istiophoridae), dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus), Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii), jack mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus), Pacific mackerel (Scomber japonicus), salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.), Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax), blue shark (Prionace glauca), salmon shark (Lamna ditropis), shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), thresher sharks (Alopias spp.), swordfish (Xiphias gladius), tunas (family Scombridae) including Pacific bonito (Sarda chiliensis), and yellowtail (Seriola lalandi). *Marlin is not allowed for commercial take.

(4) Access. Access into marine protected areas or marine managed areas for non-consumptive uses including but not limited to swimming, surfing, diving, boating, hiking and walking is allowed unless otherwise specified in sub-section 632(b), areas and special regulations for use.

(5) Introduction of Species. Unless authorized by the commission or as a result of authorized fishing activities, the release of any fish or wildlife species, including domestic or domesticated species, or the introduction of any plant species, is prohibited. The department may reintroduce endemic species to marine protected areas or marine managed areas for management purposes.

(6) Feeding of Fish and Wildlife. The feeding of fish and wildlife is prohibited except permitted scientific collection pursuant to Section 650 or as a result of authorized fishing within state marine conservation areas, state marine parks, and state marine recreational management areas, or unless feeding of fish is specifically authorized in sub-section 632(b) for purposes of marine life viewing.

(7) Anchoring. Vessels shall be allowed to anchor in any marine protected area or marine managed area with catch onboard unless otherwise specified in sub-section 632(b), areas and special regulations for use. Fishing gear shall not be deployed in the water while anchored in a state marine reserve. Fishing gear, except legal fishing gear used to take species identified as allowed for take in sub-section 632(b), shall not be deployed in the water while anchored in a state marine recreational management area, state marine park or state marine conservation area. Anchoring regulations shall be consistent with federal law and allowances made for anchoring required by emergency or severe weather.

(8) Transit or Drifting.

(A) Vessels shall be allowed to transit through MPAs and MMAs with catch onboard. Fishing gear shall not be deployed in the water while transiting through a state marine reserve. Fishing gear, except legal fishing gear used to take species identified as allowed for take in sub-section 632(b), shall not be deployed in the water while transiting through a state marine recreational management area, state marine park or state marine conservation area.

(B) Spearfishermen with or without catch shall be allowed to transit through MPAs and MMAs. While transiting MPAs and MMAs that prohibit spearfishing or while in possession of species not identified as allowed for take in the MPA or MMA being transited, spearfishing gear shall be in an unloaded condition, not carried in hand, and the diver shall remain at the surface.

(9) Water Quality Monitoring. Sampling of water, sediment and marine life, for water quality monitoring or pollution research, or as required in a Monitoring and Reporting Program of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit and Waste Discharge Requirements issued by the State or Regional Water Boards pursuant to the United States Clean Water Act and the California Water Code, is allowed within state marine reserves, state marine conservation areas, state marine parks, and state marine recreational management areas pursuant to a valid scientific collecting permit issued by the department.

(10) Public Safety. Public safety activities, including installation, maintenance and/or seasonal placement and removal of safety-related artificial structures, including but not limited to lifeguard towers, are allowed within any MPA classification pursuant to any required federal, state and local permits, or as otherwise authorized by the department.

(11) Tribal Take. For purposes of this regulation, “federally recognized tribe” means any tribe on the List of Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, published annually in the Federal Register. Any member of a federally recognized tribe authorized to take living marine resources from an area with area-specific take restrictions in sub-section 632(b), when engaging in take within an authorized area shall possess on his person, in his immediate possession, or where otherwise specifically required by law to be kept, any valid license, report card, tag, stamp, validation, permit, or any other entitlement that is required in the Fish and Game Code, or required by other state, federal, or local entities, in order to take living marine resources. Members shall possess a valid photo identification card issued by a federally recognized tribe that contains expiration date, tribal name, tribal member number, name, signature, date of birth, height, color of eyes, color of hair, weight, and sex; and display any of the items listed above upon demand to any peace officer. Members taking living marine resources under this provision are subject to current seasonal, bag, possession, gear and size limits in existing Fish and Game Code statutes and regulations of the commission, except as otherwise provided for in sub-section 632(b). No member, while taking living marine resources pursuant to this section, may be assisted by any person who does not possess a valid tribal identification card and is not properly licensed to take living marine resources. Nothing in the regulation is intended to conflict with, or supersede, any state or federal law regarding the take of protected, threatened or endangered species.

(12) Shore Fishing. Take from shore, or shore fishing, for purposes of this section, means take of living marine resources from shore, including beaches, banks, piers, jetties, breakwaters, docks, and other man-made structures connected to the shore. Unless specifically authorized in sub-section 632(b), no vessel, watercraft (motorized or non-motorized), or floating device may be used to assist in the take, transport or possession of species taken while shore fishing, except that a float tube or similar flotation device may be used when taking abalone only.

There are numerous areas along the California coast that have regulations more restrictive than the general fishing regulations.

These areas, known as marine protected areas (MPAs) are designated in part to protect, conserve, or enhance marine life. The following table lists all existing MPAs in ocean and estuarine waters that regulate sport fishing, species permitted or prohibited for take, and detailed boundary descriptions. Only regulations that pertain to sport fishing are included here. For further information, please contact the CDFW’s Marine Region in Eureka at (707) 445-6493, Monterey at (831) 649-2870 or Los Alamitos at (562) 342-7100, or email AskMPA@wildlife.ca.gov.

Note: The following regulations are from CCR T-14, Section 632(b). Within each county, the areas are arranged generally from north to south. Special closures and marine managed areas are also included in this table. While technically they do not meet the definition of a marine protected area, their restrictions differ significantly from the surrounding areas, so they are included here for ease of identification by the public. For more information please see the CDFW website at wildlife.ca.gov/MPAs.

Prohibited and Permitted Recreational Take, and Boundary Coordinates

Name

PERMITTED/PROHIBITED USES For Recreational Take

BOUNDARY COORDINATES

Del Norte County

Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of surf smelt [Section 28.45] by dip net or Hawaiian-type throw net [Section 28.80] is allowed.

2. The following federally recognized tribe is exempt from the area and take regulations for Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area [sub-section 632(b)(1)] and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes: Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
42° 00.000’ N. lat. 124° 12.735’ W. long.;
42° 00.000’ N. lat. 124° 19.814’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
41° 57.500’ N. lat. 124° 17.101’ W. long.; and
41° 57.500’ N. lat. 124° 12.423’ W. long.
Point St. George Reef Offshore State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of salmon by trolling [sub-section 27.80(a)(3)]; and Dungeness crab by trap is allowed.

2. The following federally recognized tribes (listed alphabetically) are exempt from the area and take regulations for Point St. George Reef Offshore State Marine Conservation Area [subsection 632(b)(2))] and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes: Elk Valley Rancheria and Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation.

This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
41° 52.000’ N. lat. 124° 23.189’ W. long.;
41° 52.000’ N. lat. 124° 25.805’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
41° 49.000’ N. lat. 124° 26.252’ W. long.;
41° 49.000’ N. lat. 124° 23.189’ W. long.; and
41° 52.000’ N. lat. 124° 23.189’ W. long.
Southwest Seal Rock Special Closure Special restrictions on boating and access apply to Southwest Seal Rock as follows.

(A) A special closure is designated from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Southwest Seal Rock, located in the vicinity of 41° 48.810’ N. lat. 124° 21.099’ W. long.

(B) Except as permitted by federal law or emergency caused by hazardous weather, or as authorized by sub-section …(C), no vessel shall be operated or anchored at any time from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Southwest Seal Rock.

(C) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter the area defined in sub-section …(B).

Castle Rock Special Closure Special restrictions on boating and access apply to Castle Rock as follows.

(A) A special closure is designated from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Castle Rock, located in the vicinity of 41° 45.706’ N. lat. 124° 14.949’ W. long.

(B) Except as permitted by federal law or emergency caused by hazardous weather, or as authorized by sub-section …(C), no vessel shall be operated or anchored at any time from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Castle Rock.

(C) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter the area defined in sub-section 632(b)(4)(B).

False Klamath Rock Special Closure Special restrictions on boating and access apply to False Klamath Rock as follows.

(A) A special closure is designated from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of False Klamath Rock, located in the vicinity of 41° 35.633’ N. lat. 124° 06.699’ W. long. during the period of March 1 to August 31.

(B) Except as permitted by federal law or emergency caused by hazardous weather, or as authorized by subsection …(C), no vessel shall be operated or anchored from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of False Klamath Rock during the period of March 1 to August 31.

(C) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter the area defined in subsection …(B) during the period of March 1 to August 31.

Humboldt County

Reading Rock State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of salmon by trolling [subsection 27.80(a)(3)]; surf smelt [Section 28.45] by dip net or Hawaiian-type throw net [Section 28.80]; and Dungeness crab by trap, hoop net or hand is allowed.

2. The following federally recognized tribes are exempt from the area and take regulations for Reading Rock State Marine Conservation Area [subsection 632(b)(6)] and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes: Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, Resighini Rancheria, and Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
41° 20.100’ N. lat. 124° 04.911’ W. long.;
41° 20.100’ N. lat. 124° 10.000’ W. long.;
41° 17.600’ N. lat. 124° 10.000’ W. long.; and
41° 17.600’ N. lat. 124° 05.399’ W. long.
Reading Rock State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes. This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
41° 20.100’ N. lat. 124° 10.000’ W. long.;
41° 20.100’ N. lat. 124° 14.655’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
41° 17.600’ N. lat. 124° 11.963’ W. long.;
41° 17.600’ N. lat. 124° 10.000’ W. long.; and
41° 20.100’ N. lat. 124° 10.000’ W. long.
Samoa State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of salmon by trolling [subsection 27.80(a)(3)]; surf smelt [Section 28.45] by dip net or Hawaiian-type throw net [Section 28.80]; and Dungeness crab by trap, hoop net or hand is allowed.

2. The following federally recognized tribe is exempt from the area and take regulations for Samoa State Marine Conservation Area [subsection 632(b)(8)] and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes: Wiyot Tribe.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
40° 55.000’ N. lat. 124° 08.432’ W. long.;
40° 55.000’ N. lat. 124° 12.677’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
40° 52.000’ N. lat. 124° 14.225’ W. long.; and
40° 52.000’ N. lat. 124° 09.803’ W. long.
South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area It is unlawful to perform any activity that would compromise the recreational values for which the area may be designated. Recreational opportunities may be protected, enhanced, or restricted, while preserving basic resource values of the area,

1. The following federally recognized tribe is exempt from the area and take regulations for South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area [subsection 632(b)(9)] and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes: Wiyot Tribe.

2. Waterfowl may be taken in accordance with the general waterfowl regulations [sections 502, 550, 551, and 552].

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
40° 43.000’ N. lat. 124° 15.527’ W. long.;
40° 43.000’ N. lat. 124° 15.000’ W. long.;
40° 42.000’ N. lat. 124° 15.000’ W. long.; and
40° 42.000’ N. lat. 124° 16.141’ W. long.
Sugarloaf Island Special Closure Special restrictions on boating and access apply to Sugarloaf Island as follows.

(A) A special closure is designated from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Sugarloaf Island, located in the vicinity of 40° 26.326’ N. lat. 124° 24.827’ W. long.

(B) Except as permitted by federal law or emergency caused by hazardous weather, or as authorized by subsection…(C), no vessel shall be operated or anchored at any time from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Sugarloaf Island.

(C) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter the area defined in subsection …(B).

South Cape Mendocino State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
40° 26.100’ N. lat. 124° 24.340’ W. long.;
40° 26.100’ N. lat. 124° 31.958’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
40° 24.900’ N. lat. 124° 31.084’ W. long.; and
40° 24.900’ N. lat. 124° 23.800’ W. long.
Steamboat Rock Special Closure Special restrictions on boating and access apply to Steamboat Rock as follows.

(A) A special closure is designated from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Steamboat Rock, located in the vicinity of 40° 24.919’ N. lat. 124° 24.241’ W. long. during the period of March 1 to August 31.

(B) Except as permitted by federal law or emergency caused by hazardous weather, or as authorized by subsection…(C), no vessel shall be operated or anchored from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Steamboat Rock during the period of March 1 to August 31.

(C) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter the area defined in subsection …(B) during the period of March 1 to August 31.

Mattole Canyon State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes. This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
40° 20.000’ N. lat. 124° 22.500’ W. long.;
40° 20.000’ N. lat. 124° 25.902’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
40° 17.000’ N. lat. 124° 25.869’ W. long.;
40° 17.000’ N. lat. 124° 22.500’ W. long.; and
40° 20.000’ N. lat. 124° 22.500’ W. long.
Sea Lion Gulch State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
40° 14.400’ N. lat. 124° 19.983’ W. long.;
40° 14.400’ N. lat. 124° 25.943’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
40° 12.800’ N. lat. 124° 24.809’ W. long.; and
40° 12.800’ N. lat. 124° 18.155’ W. long.
Big Flat State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of salmon by trolling [subsection 27.80(a)(3)]; and Dungeness crab by trap, hoop net or hand is allowed.

2. The following federally recognized tribes (listed alphabetically) are exempt from the area and take regulations for Big Flat State Marine Conservation Area [subsection 632(b)(15)] and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes: SEE FOOTNOTE 1

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
40° 09.400’ N. lat. 124° 12.671’ W. long.;
40° 09.400’ N. lat. 124° 19.366’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
40° 07.500’ N. lat. 124° 16.203’ W. long.; and
40° 07.500’ N. lat. 124° 10.313’ W. long.

Mendocino County

Double Cone Rock State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of salmon by trolling [subsection 27.80(a)(3); and Dungeness crab by trap, hoop net or hand is allowed.

2. The following federally recognized tribes (listed alphabetically) are exempt from the area and take regulations for Double Cone Rock State Marine Conservation Area [subsection 632(b)(16)] and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes: SEE FOOTNOTE 2

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
39° 48.500’ N. lat. 123° 50.713’ W. long.;
39° 48.500’ N. lat. 123° 55.875’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
39° 44.300’ N. lat. 123° 54.178’ W. long.; and
39° 44.300’ N. lat. 123° 50.055’ W. long.
Rockport Rocks Special Closure Special restrictions on boating and access apply to Rockport Rocks as follows.

(A) A special closure is designated from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Rockport Rocks, located in the vicinity of 39° 44.184’ N. lat. 123° 50.020’ W. long. during the period of March 1 to August 31.

(B) Except as permitted by federal law or emergency caused by hazardous weather, or as authorized by subsection …(C), no vessel shall be operated or anchored from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Rockport Rocks during the period of March 1 to August 31.

(C) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter the area defined in subsection …(B) during the period of March 1 to August 31.

Vizcaino Rock Special Closure Special restrictions on boating and access apply to Vizcaino Rock located in the vicinity of 39° 43.618’ N. lat. 123° 49.950’ W. long. as follows.

(A) A special closure is designated from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide of any shoreline of Vizcaino Rock westward of 123°49.887’ W. longitude, during the period of March 1 to August 31.

(B) Except as permitted by federal law or emergency caused by hazardous weather, or as authorized by subsection …(C), no vessel shall be operated or anchored from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Vizcaino Rock westward of 123° 49.887’ W. longitude during the period of March 1 to August 31.

(C) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter the area defined in subsection …(B) during the period of March 1 to August 31.

Ten Mile State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
39° 35.900’ N. lat. 123° 47.243’ W. long.;
39° 35.900’ N. lat. 123° 51.479’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
39° 33.300’ N. lat. 123° 50.559’ W. long.; and
39° 33.300’ N. lat. 123° 46.015’ W. long.
Ten Mile Beach State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of Dungeness crab by trap, hoop net or hand is allowed.

2. The following federally recognized tribes (listed alphabetically) are exempt from the area and take regulations for Ten Mile Beach State Marine Conservation Area [subsection 632(b)(20)] and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes: SEE FOOTNOTE 2

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
39° 33.300’ N. lat. 123° 46.015’ W. long.;
39° 33.300’ N. lat. 123° 50.559’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
39° 32.500’ N. lat. 123° 50.418’ W. long.; and
39° 32.500’ N. lat. 123° 46.242’ W. long.; thence northward along the mean high tide line onshore boundary to
39° 33.098’ N. lat. 123° 46.003’ W. long.; and
39° 33.199’ N. lat. 123° 45.966’ W. long.
Ten Mile Estuary State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The following federally recognized tribes (listed alphabetically) are exempt from the area and take regulations for Ten Mile Estuary State Marine Conservation Area [subsection 632(b)(21)] and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes: SEE FOOTNOTE 2

2. Waterfowl may be taken in accordance with the general waterfowl regulations [sections 502, 550, 551, and 552].

This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Ten Mile Estuary, eastward of a line connecting the following two points:
39° 33.199’ N. lat. 123° 45.966’ W. long.; and
39° 33.098’ N. lat. 123° 46.003’ W. long.
and westward of a line connecting the following two points:
39° 32.400’ N. lat. 123° 44.785’ W. long.; and
39° 32.382’ N. lat. 123° 44.769’ W. long.
MacKerricher State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. All recreational take is allowed in accordance with current regulations.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
39° 30.100’ N. lat. 123° 47.327’ W. long.;
39° 30.100’ N. lat. 123° 49.000’ W. long.;
39° 27.120’ N. lat. 123° 49.000’ W. long.; and
39° 27.120’ N. lat. 123° 48.830’ W. long.
Point Cabrillo State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
39° 21.400’ N. lat. 123° 49.418’ W. long.;
39° 21.400’ N. lat. 123° 50.000’ W. long.;
39° 20.600’ N. lat. 123° 50.000’ W. long.; and
39° 20.600’ N. lat. 123° 49.266’ W. long.
Russian Gulch State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. All recreational take is allowed in accordance with current regulations.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
39° 19.860’ N. lat. 123° 48.840’ W. long.;
39° 19.860’ N. lat. 123° 49.000’ W. long.;
39° 19.470’ N. lat. 123° 49.000’ W. long.; and
39° 19.470’ N. lat. 123° 48.500’ W. long.
Big River Estuary State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of surfperch (family Embiotocidae) by hook-and-line from shore only; and Dungeness crab by hoop net or hand is allowed.

2. The following federally recognized tribes (listed alphabetically) are exempt from the area and take regulations for Big River Estuary State Marine Conservation Area [subsection 632(b)(25)] and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes: SEE FOOTNOTE 2

3. Waterfowl may be taken in accordance with the general waterfowl regulations [sections 502, 550, 551, and 552].

This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Big River Estuary, eastward of a line connecting the following two points:
39° 18.134’ N. lat. 123° 47.517’ W. long.; and
39° 18.070’ N. lat. 123° 47.543’ W. long. and westward of a line connecting the following two points:
39° 18.222’ N. lat. 123° 46.242’ W. long.; and
39° 18.150’ N. lat. 123° 46.240’ W. long.
Van Damme State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. All recreational take is allowed in accordance with current regulations.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and a straight line connecting the following points:
39° 16.335’ N. lat. 123° 47.712’ W. long.; and
39° 16.147’ N. lat. 123° 47.429’ W. long.
Navarro River Estuary State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of salmonids by hook-and-line is allowed consistent with salmonid regulations in Section 7.50.

2. The following federally recognized tribes (listed alphabetically) are exempt from the area and take regulations for Navarro River Estuary State Marine Conservation Area [subsection 632(b)(27)] and shall comply with all other existing regulations and statutes: SEE FOOTNOTE 2

3. Waterfowl may be taken in accordance with the general waterfowl regulations [sections 502, 550, 551, and 552].

This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Navarro River Estuary, eastward of a line connecting the following two points:
39° 11.536’ N. lat. 123° 45.685’ W. long.; and
39° 11.489’ N. lat. 123° 45.516’ W. long.
and westward of a line connecting the following two points
39° 11.846’ N. lat. 123° 44.809’ W. long.; and
39° 11.803’ N. lat. 123° 44.843’ W. long.
Point Arena State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
38° 57.350’ N. lat. 123° 44.500’ W. long.;
38° 59.000’ N. lat. 123° 44.500’ W. long.;
38° 59.000’ N. lat. 123° 46.000’ W. long.;
38° 56.400’ N. lat. 123° 46.000’ W. long.; and
38° 56.400’ N. lat. 123° 43.820’ W. long.
Point Arena State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions

1. The recreational take of salmon by trolling [subsection 27.80(a)(3)] is allowed.

This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
38° 59.000’ N. lat. 123° 46.000’ W. long.;
38° 59.000’ N. lat. 123° 48.162’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
38° 56.400’ N. lat. 123° 48.350’ W. long.;
38° 56.400’ N. lat. 123° 46.000’ W. long.; and
38° 59.000’ N. lat. 123° 46.000’ W. long.
Sea Lion Cove State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational… take of finfish [subsection 632(a)(2)] is allowed. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
38° 56.400’ N. lat. 123° 43.820’ W. long.;
38° 56.400’ N. lat. 123° 44.000’ W. long.;
38° 55.790’ N. lat. 123° 44.000’ W. long.; and
38° 55.790’ N. lat. 123° 43.740’ W. long.
Saunders Reef State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of salmon by trolling [subsection 27.80(a)(3)] is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
38° 51.800’ N. lat. 123° 39.230’ W. long.;
38° 51.800’ N. lat. 123° 44.780’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
38° 50.000’ N. lat. 123° 42.580’ W. long.; and
38° 50.000’ N. lat. 123° 37.600’ W. long.

Sonoma County

Del Mar Landing State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
38° 44.706’ N. lat. 123° 31.000’ W. long.;
38° 44.200’ N. lat. 123° 31.000’ W. long.;
38° 44.200’ N. lat. 123° 30.300’ W. long.; and
38° 44.430’ N. lat. 123° 30.300’ W. long.
Stewarts Point State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the following may be taken recreationally from shore only: marine aquatic plants other than sea palm, marine invertebrates, finfish [subsection 632(a)(2)] by hook-and-line, surf smelt by beach net, and species authorized in Section 28.80 of these regulations by hand-held dip net. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
38° 40.500’ N. lat. 123° 25.345’ W. long.;
38° 40.500’ N. lat. 123° 25.500’ W. long.;
38° 37.500’ N. lat. 123° 23.500’ W. long.; and
38° 37.543’ N. lat. 123° 22.924’ W. long.
Stewarts Point State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
38° 37.543’ N. lat. 123° 22.924’ W. long.;
38° 37.500’ N. lat. 123° 23.500’ W. long.;
38° 40.500’ N. lat. 123° 25.500’ W. long.;
38° 40.500’ N. lat. 123° 30.243’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
38° 35.600’ N. lat. 123° 26.018’ W. long.; and
38° 35.600’ N. lat. 123° 20.800’ W. long.
Salt Point State Marine Conservation Area4 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational take of abalone and finfish [subsection 632(a)(2)] is allowed. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
38° 35.600’ N. lat. 123° 20.800’ W. long.;
38° 35.600’ N. lat. 123° 21.000’ W. long.;
38° 33.500’ N. lat. 123° 21.000’ W. long.;
38° 33.500’ N. lat. 123° 18.910’ W. long., except that Gerstle Cove as described in subsection 632(b)(36)(A) is excluded.
Gerstle Cove State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes. This area lies within the Salt Point State Marine Conservation Area and is bounded by the mean high tide line and a straight line connecting the following points:
38° 33.950’ N. lat. 123° 19.920’ W. long.; and
38° 33.950’ N. lat. 123° 19.760’ W. long.
Russian River State Marine Recreational Management Area Waterfowl may be taken in accordance with the general waterfowl regulations [sections 502, 550, 551, and 552].

It is unlawful to perform any activity that would compromise the recreational values for which the area may be designated. Recreational opportunities may be protected, enhanced, or restricted, while preserving basic resource values of the area.

This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line eastward of the mouth of the Russian River estuary defined as a line connecting the following points:
38° 27.160’ N. lat. 123° 07.910’ W. long.; and
38° 27.010’ N. lat. 123° 07.740’ W. long.
and westward of the US Highway 1 Bridge.
Russian River State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of Dungeness crab by trap, and surf smelt using hand-held dip net or beach net is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line, the mouth of the Russian River estuary as defined in sub-section 632(b)(37)(A), and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
38° 27.380’ N. lat. 123° 08.580’ W. long.;
38° 26.380’ N. lat. 123° 08.580’ W. long.; and
38° 26.380’ N. lat. 123° 07.700’ W. long.
Bodega Head State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with specified exceptions for scientific research. Additionally, within the Bodega Marine Life Refuge (a small nearshore area within Bodega Head SMR): No anchoring except as permitted by federal law, or during hazardous weather. CDFW and the Bodega Marine Life Refuge director may permit access, anchoring, and take for scientific or educational purposes. See Section 632(a)(39) This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
38° 20.100’ N. lat. 123° 04.123’ W. long.;
38° 20.100’ N. lat. 123° 08.448’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
38° 18.000’ N. lat. 123° 08.140’ W. long.; and
38° 18.000’ N. lat. 123° 03.680’ W. long.
Bodega Head State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)] by trolling [subsection 27.80(a)(3)], Dungeness crab by trap, and market squid by hand-held dip net, is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
38° 18.00’ N. lat. 123° 03.680’ W. long.;
38° 18.00’ N. lat. 123° 08.140’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
38° 13.340’ N. lat. 123° 03.510’ W. long.; and
38° 17.930’ N. lat. 123° 03.510’ W. long.
Estero Americano State Marine Recreational Management Area Waterfowl may be taken in accordance with the general waterfowl regulations [sections 502, 550, 551, and 552]. It is unlawful to perform any activity that would compromise the recreational values for which the area may be designated. Recreational opportunities may be protected, enhanced, or restricted, while preserving basic resource values of the area. This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line within Estero Americano westward of longitude 122° 59.250’ W.

Napa County

Fagan Marsh State Marine Park (estuarine) Any human use that would compromise protection of the species of interest, natural community or habitat, or geological, cultural, or recreational features, may be restricted, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational hook-and-line take of species other than marine aquatic plants is allowed. Only lightweight, hand-carried boats may be launched or operated within the park. Other restrictions apply. See subsection 632(a)(1)(B) on pg. 42 This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Fagan Marsh Ecological Reserve.

Marin County

Estero de San Antonio State Marine Recreational Management Area Waterfowl may be taken in accordance with the general waterfowl regulations [sections 502, 550, 551, and 552]. It is unlawful to perform any activity that would compromise the recreational values for which the area may be designated. Recreational opportunities may be protected, enhanced, or restricted, while preserving basic resource values of the area. This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line within Estero de San Antonio westward of longitude 122° 57.400’ W.
Point Reyes State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
37° 59.900’ N. lat. 123° 01.278’ W. long.;
37° 59.900’ N. lat. 123° 02.000’ W. long.;
37° 59.000’ N. lat. 123° 02.000’ W. long.;
37° 59.000’ N. lat. 122° 57.340’ W. long.; and
38° 01.750’ N. lat. 122° 55.000’ W. long.; thence westward along the mean high tide line onshore boundary to
38° 01.783’ N. lat. 122° 55.286’ W. long.; and
38° 01.941’ N. lat. 122° 56.364’ W. long.
Point Reyes State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of salmon by trolling [subsection 27.80(a)(3)] and Dungeness crab by trap is allowed.

This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
37° 59.000’ N. lat. 123° 02.000’ W. long.;
37° 56.712’ N. lat. 123° 02.000’ W. long.; thence eastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
37° 56.370’ N. lat. 122° 57.340’ W. long.;
37° 59.000’ N. lat. 122° 57.340’ W. long.; and
37° 59.000’ N. lat. 123° 02.000’ W. long.
Point Reyes Headlands Special Closure Special restrictions on boating and access apply to the Point Reyes Headlands as follows.

(A) A special closure is designated on the south side of the Point Reyes Headlands from the mean high tide line to a distance of 1,000 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline between lines extending due south from each of the following two points:

37° 59.650’ N. lat. 123° 01.000’ W. long; and 37° 59.390’ N. lat. 122° 57.800’ W. long.

(B) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter this area at any time.

Estero de Limantour State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes. This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within Estero de Limantour and within Drakes Estero, southward of a line connecting the following two points:
38° 02.660’ N. lat. 122° 56.900’ W. long.; and
38° 02.660’ N. lat. 122° 56.150’ W. long.
and northward of a line connecting the following two points:
38° 01.783’ N. lat. 122° 55.286’ W. long.; and
38° 01.941’ N. lat. 122° 56.364’ W. long.
Drakes Estero State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exception:

1. The recreational take of clams is allowed.

This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line within Drakes Estero northward of a line connecting the following two points:
38° 02.660’ N. lat. 122° 56.900’ W. long.; and
38° 02.660’ N. lat. 122° 56.150’ W. long.
Point Resistance Rock Special Closure Special restrictions on boating and access apply to Point Resistance Rock as follows:

(A) A special closure is designated from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Point Resistance Rock, located in the vicinity of 37° 59.916’ N. lat. 122° 49.759’ W. long.

(B) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter this area at any time.

Double Point/Stormy Stack Rock Special Closure Special restrictions on boating and access apply to Stormy Stack Rock as follows.

(A) A special closure is designated from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of Stormy Stack Rock, located in the vicinity of 37° 56.830’ N. lat. 122° 47.140’ W. long.

(B) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter this area at any time.

Duxbury Reef State Marine Conservation Area4 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational take of finfish [subsection 632(a)(2)] from shore and abalone is allowed. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line, a distance of 1,000 feet seaward of mean lower low water, and the following points:
37° 55.514’ N. lat. 122° 44.179’ W. long.;
37° 55.420’ N. lat. 122° 44.310’ W. long.;
37° 53.650’ N. lat. 122° 41.910’ W. long.; and
37° 53.770’ N. lat. 122° 42.020’ W. long.
Corte Madera Marsh State Marine Park (estuarine) Any human use that would compromise protection of the species of interest, natural community or habitat, or geological, cultural, or recreational features, may be restricted, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational hook-and -line take of species other than marine aquatic plants from shore only is allowed. Only lightweight, hand-carried boats may be launched or operated within the park. Swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited within the park. Other restrictions apply. See subsection 632(a)(1)(B) on pg. 42 This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Corte Madera Marsh Ecological Reserve.
Marin Islands State Marine Park Any human use that would compromise protection of the species of interest, natural community or habitat, or geological, cultural, or recreational features, may be restricted, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational hook-and-line take of species other than marine aquatic plants from shore only is allowed. Boating, swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited within the park. Other restrictions apply. See subsection 632(a)(1)(B) on pg. 42 This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Marin Islands Ecological Reserve.

San Francisco County

North Farallon Islands State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
37° 45.700’ N. lat. 122° 59.085’ W. long.; thence northwestward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
37° 49.344’ N. lat. 123° 7.00’ W. long.;
37° 45.700’ N. lat. 123° 7.00’ W. long.; and
37° 45.700’ N. lat. 122° 59.085’ W. long.
North Farallon Islands Special Closure Special regulations on boating and access apply to the North Farallon Islands as follows.

(A) A special closure is established at the islets comprising the North Farallon Islands.

(B) Except as permitted by federal law or emergency caused by hazardous weather, or as authorized by subsection …(C), no vessel shall be operated or anchored at any time from the mean high tide line to a distance of 1,000 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of North Farallon Island, or to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of the remaining three southern islets, including the Island of St. James, in the vicinity of 37° 46.025’ N. lat. 123° 06.018’ W. long.

(C) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter the area defined in subsection …(B).

(D) All vessels shall observe a five (5) nautical mile per hour speed limit within 1,000 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of the islets defined in subsection …(B).

Southeast Farallon Island State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
37° 42.600’ N. lat. 122° 59.500’ W. long.;
37° 42.600’ N. lat. 123° 02.000’ W. long.;
37° 40.500’ N. lat. 123° 02.000’ W. long.;
37° 40.500’ N. lat. 122° 59.500’ W. long.; and
37° 42.600’ N. lat. 122° 59.500’ W. long.
Southeast Farallon Island State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of salmon by trolling [subsection 27.80(a)(3)] is allowed.

This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
37° 42.600’ N. lat. 123° 02.000’ W. long.;
37° 42.600’ N. lat. 123° 05.461’ W. long.; thence southeastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
37° 38.654’ N. lat. 122° 59.500’ W. long.;
37° 40.500’ N. lat. 122° 59.500’ W. long.;
37° 40.500’ N. lat. 123° 02.000’ W. long.; and
37° 42.600’ N. lat. 123° 02.000’ W. long.
Southeast Farallon Islands Special Closure Special regulations on boating and access apply to the island and islets comprising the Southeast Farallon Islands as follows.

(A) A special closure is established at Southeast Farallon Island.

(B) Except as permitted by federal law or emergency caused by hazardous weather, or as authorized by subsection …(D), no vessel shall be operated or anchored at any time from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of the Southeast Farallon Island year-round EXCEPT:

1. The area north of Fisherman’s Bay, from a line extending due west from 37° 42.260’ N. lat.; 123° 00.160’W long., following clockwise around the island (including Fisherman’s Bay) to a line extending due east from 37° 42.050’ N lat. 123° 00.070’ W long.

2. At East Landing from a line extending due east from 37° 41.830’N. lat. 122° 59.980’W. long., following clockwise around the island to a straight line connecting the following two points: 37° 41.720’ N. lat. 123° 00.050’ W. long. and 37° 41.680’N. lat. 123° 00.070’W. long.

(C) This closure as defined in subsection …(B) exists year-round, except for the following areas, which are closed only from December 1 through September 14 of each year.

1. From Fisherman’s Bay to East Landing, from a line extending due east from 37° 42.050’ N. lat. 123°00.070’ W. long., following clockwise around the island to a line extending due east from 37° 41.830’ N. lat. 122° 59.980’ W. long.

2. The area southwest of East Landing from a straight line connecting the following two points: 37° 41.720’ N. lat. 123° 00.050’ W. long., and 37° 41.680’ N. lat 123° 00.070’ W. long. Following clockwise around the main island to a straight line extending due south from 37° 41.760’ N. lat. 123° 00.160’ W. long. to 37° 41.640’ N. lat 123° 00.160’ W. long. and on the southeast side of Saddle (Seal) Rock from a straight line extending due south from 37° 41.760’ N. lat. 123° 00.160’ W. long. following clockwise around Saddle (Seal) Rock to a line extending due west from 37° 41.600’ N.lat 123° 00.260’ W long.

(D) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter the area defined in subsection …(B) or …(C) during the closure period.

(E) All vessels shall observe a five (5) nautical mile per hour speed limit 1,000 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of the Southeast Farallon Island.

Solano County

Peytonia Slough State Marine Park (estuarine) Any human use that would compromise protection of the species of interest, natural community or habitat, or geological, cultural, or recreational features, may be restricted, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational hook-and-line take of species other than marine aquatic plants is allowed. Only lightweight, hand-carried boats may be launched or operated within the park. Other restrictions apply. See subsection 632(a)(1)(B) on pg. 42 This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Peytonia Slough Ecological Reserve.

Alameda County

Albany Mudflats State Marine Park (estuarine) Any human use that would compromise protection of the species of interest, natural community or habitat, or geological, cultural, or recreational features, may be restricted, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational hook-and-line take of species other than marine aquatic plants from shore only is allowed. Boating, swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited within the park. Other restrictions apply. See subsection 632(a)(1)(B) on pg. 42 This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Albany Mudflats Ecological Reserve.
Robert W. Crown State Marine Conservation Area (estuarine) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of finfish by hook-and-line only is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and a distance of 150 feet seaward of mean lower low water, between the following points:
37° 45.970’ N. lat. 122° 16.840’ W. long.; and
37° 45.950’ N. lat. 122° 16.520’ W. long.

San Mateo County

Egg (Devil’s Slide) Rock to Devil’s Slide Special Closure Special restrictions on boating and access apply as follows.

(A) A special closure is designated from the mean high tide line to a distance of 300 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline of any of the three rocks comprising Egg (Devil’s Slide) Rock, located in the vicinity of:

37° 34.640’ N. lat. 122° 31.290’ W. long.;
37° 34.660’ N. lat. 122° 31.320’ W. long.; and
37° 34.630’ N. lat. 122° 31.290’ W. long.; and the area bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
37° 34.740’ N. lat. 122° 31.080’ W. long.;
37° 34.720’ N. lat. 122° 31.310’ W. long.;
37° 34.600’ N. lat. 122° 31.330’ W. long.; and
37° 34.520’ N. lat. 122° 31.210’ W. long.

(B) Transit in between the rock and the mainland between these points is prohibited at any time.

(C) No person except department employees or employees of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States Coast Guard, in performing their official duties, or unless permission is granted by the department, shall enter this area.

Montara State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
37° 32.700’ N. lat. 122° 31.000’ W. long.;
37° 32.700’ N. lat. 122° 34.908’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
37° 30.000’ N. lat. 122° 34.608’ W. long.; and
37° 30.000’ N. lat. 122° 29.920’ W. long.
Pillar Point State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)] by trolling [subsection 27.80(a)(3)], Dungeness crab by trap, and market squid by hand-held dip net is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
37° 30.000’ N. lat. 122° 29.920’ W. long.;
37° 30.000’ N. lat. 122° 34.608’W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
37° 28.330’ N. lat. 122° 33.489’ W. long.;
37° 28.330’ N. lat. 122° 30.830’ W. long.;
37° 29.180’ N. lat. 122° 30.360’ W. long.;
37° 29.740’ N. lat. 122° 29.970’ W. long.; and
37° 29.773’ N. lat. 122° 29.950’ W. long.
Redwood Shores State Marine Park (estuarine) Any human use that would compromise protection of the species of interest, natural community or habitat, or geological, cultural, or recreational features, may be restricted , with the following specified exceptions: the recreational hook-and-line take of species other than marine aquatic plants is allowed. Only lightweight, hand-carried boats may be launched or operated within the park. Other restrictions apply. See subsection 632(a)(1)(B) on pg. 42 This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Redwood Shores Ecological Reserve.
Bair Island State Marine Park (estuarine) Any human use that would compromise protection of the species of interest, natural community or habitat, or geological, cultural, or recreational features, may be restricted, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational hook-and-line take of species other than kelp from shore only is allowed.

Boating, swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited within the park. No person, except state and local law enforcement officers, fire suppression agencies and employees of the department in the performance of their official duties or persons possessing written permission from the department, shall enter this park during the period February 15 through May 20. Waterfowl may be taken in accordance with the general waterfowl regulations [sections 502, 550, 551, and 552]. Other restrictions apply. See subsection 632(a)(1)(B) on pg. 42

This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Bair Island Ecological Reserve.
Año Nuevo State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and a distance of 200 feet seaward of mean lower low water between the following two points:
37° 10.000’ N. lat. 122° 21.800’ W. long.; and
37° 08.725’ N. lat. 122° 21.000’ W. long.
The area then continues southward bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
37° 08.725’ N. lat. 122° 21.000’ W. long.;
37° 04.700’ N. lat. 122° 21.000’ W. long.;
37° 04.700’ N. lat. 122° 16.062’ W. long.; and
37° 04.742’ N. lat. 122° 16.026’ W. long.

Santa Cruz County

Greyhound Rock State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) by hand harvest only, market squid, salmon, and, by hook-and-line from shore only, other finfish is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line, the three nautical mile offshore boundary and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
37° 04.742’ N. lat. 122° 16.026’ W. long.;
37° 04.700’ N. lat. 122° 16.062’ W. long.;
37° 04.700’ N. lat. 122° 21.000’ W. long.;
37° 03.520’ N. lat. 122° 21.000’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
37° 02.570’ N. lat. 122° 18.963’ W. long.; and
37° 02.570’ N. lat. 122° 13.989’ W. long.
Natural Bridges State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and a distance of 200 feet seaward of mean lower low water between the following two points:
36° 57.912’ N. lat. 122° 07.650’ W. long.; and
36° 57.015’ N. lat. 122° 03.504’ W. long.

Monterey County

Elkhorn Slough State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes the waters below mean high tide within Elkhorn Slough lying east of longitude 121° 46.400’ W. and south of latitude 36° 50.500’ N.
Elkhorn Slough State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of finfish by hook-and-line only and clams is allowed. Clams may only be taken on the north shore of the slough in the area adjacent to the Moss Landing State Wildlife Area [subsection 550(a)].

This area includes the waters below mean high tide within Elkhorn Slough east of the Highway 1 Bridge and west of longitude 121° 46.400’ W.
Moro Cojo Slough State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes the waters within Moro Cojo Slough below mean high tide and east of the Highway 1 Bridge and west of the crossing of the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks.
Soquel Canyon State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the… recreational take of pelagic finfish5⁵ [subsection 632(a)(3)] is allowed. This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
36° 51.000’ N. lat. 121° 56.000’ W. long.;
36° 51.000’ N. lat. 122° 03.652’ W. long.;
36° 48.000’ N. lat. 122° 02.767’ W. long.;
36° 48.000’ N. lat. 121° 56.000’ W. long.; and
36° 51.000’ N. lat. 121° 56.000’ W. long.
Portuguese Ledge State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the… recreational take of pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)] is allowed. This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
36° 43.000’ N. lat. 121° 56.000’ W. long.;
36° 43.000’ N. lat. 122° 01.294’ W. long.;
36° 41.000’ N. lat. 122° 00.706’ W. long.;
36° 41.000’ N. lat. 121° 56.000’ W. long.; and
36° 43.000’ N. lat. 121° 56.000’ W. long.
Edward F. Ricketts State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of finfish by hook-and-line is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
36° 36.508’ N. lat. 121° 53.379’ W. long.;
36° 37.250’ N. lat. 121° 53.780’ W. long.; and
36° 37.100’ N. lat. 121° 54.093’ W. long.
Lovers Point- Julia Platt State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line, and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
36° 37.100’ N. lat. 121° 54.093’ W. long.;
36° 37.250’ N. lat. 121° 53.780’ W. long.;
36° 37.380’ N. lat. 121° 53.850’ W. long.;
36° 37.600’ N. lat. 121° 54.750’ W. long.; and
36° 37.600’ N. lat. 121° 54.919’ W. long.
Pacific Grove Marine Gardens State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of finfish is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
36° 37.600’ N. lat. 121° 54.919’ W. long.;
36° 37.600’ N. lat. 121° 54.750’ W. long.;
36° 38.700’ N. lat. 121° 55.400’ W. long.;
36° 38.900’ N. lat. 121° 56.600’ W. long.;
36° 38.314’ N. lat. 121° 56.292’ W. long.; and
36° 38.226’ N. lat. 121° 56.159’ W. long.
Asilomar State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
36° 38.226’ N. lat. 121° 56.159’ W. long.;
36° 38.314’ N. lat. 121° 56.292’ W. long.;
36° 38.900’ N. lat. 121° 56.600’ W. long.; and
36° 36.554’ N. lat. 121° 57.518’ W. long.
Carmel Pinnacles State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
36° 33.650’ N. lat. 121° 57.600’ W. long.;
36° 33.650’ N. lat. 121° 58.500’ W. long.;
36° 33.100’ N. lat. 121° 58.500’ W. long.;
36° 33.100’ N. lat. 121° 57.600’ W. long.; and
36° 33.650’ N. lat. 121° 57.600’ W. long.
Carmel Bay State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of finfish is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
36° 33.663’ N. lat. 121° 57.117’ W. long.;
36° 31.700’ N. lat. 121° 56.300’ W. long.; and
36° 31.700’ N. lat. 121° 55.550’ W. long.
Point Lobos State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. Within the portion of the Point Lobos State Marine Reserve which also falls within the boundary of the Point Lobos State Reserve (State Park Unit), restrictions on boating and diving activities exist. Contact the California Department of Parks and Recreation for current restrictions. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
36° 31.700’ N. lat. 121° 55.550’ W. long.;
36° 31.700’ N. lat. 121° 58.250’ W. long.;
36° 28.880’ N. lat. 121° 58.250’ W. long.; and
36° 28.880’ N. lat. 121° 56.285’ W. long.
Point Lobos State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of salmon and albacore is allowed.

This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
36° 31.700’ N. lat. 121° 58.250’ W. long.;
36° 31.700’ N. lat. 122° 01.267’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
36° 28.880’ N. lat. 122° 00.490’ W. long.;
36° 28.880’ N. lat. 121° 58.250’ W. long.; and
36° 31.700’ N. lat. 121° 58.250’ W. long.
Point Sur State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
36° 18.400’ N. lat. 121° 54.150’ W. long.;
36° 18.400’ N. lat. 121° 56.000’ W. long.;
36° 15.000’ N. lat. 121° 52.500’ W. long.; and
36° 15.000’ N. lat. 121° 50.250’ W. long.
Point Sur State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the …recreational take of salmon and albacore is allowed. This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
36° 18.400’ N. lat. 121° 56.000’ W. long.;
36° 18.400’ N. lat. 121° 57.932’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
36° 15.000’ N. lat. 121° 55.955’ W. long.;
36° 15.000’ N. lat. 121° 52.500’ W. long.; and
36° 18.400’ N. lat. 121° 56.000’ W. long.
Big Creek State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. Except as pursuant to Federal law or emergency caused by hazardous weather, it is unlawful to anchor or moor a vessel in waters shallower than 10 fathoms in the Big Creek State Marine Reserve. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line, and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
36° 07.200’ N. lat. 121° 37.968’ W. long.;
36° 07.200’ N. lat. 121° 39.000’ W. long.;
36° 05.200’ N. lat. 121° 38.000’ W. long.;
36° 05.200’ N. lat. 121° 41.222’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
36° 02.650’ N. lat. 121° 39.654’ W. long.; and
36° 02.650’ N. lat. 121° 35.130’ W. long.
Big Creek State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified:

1. The recreational take of salmon and albacore is allowed.

This area is bounded by the three nautical mile offshore boundary and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
36° 07.200’ N. lat. 121° 39.000’ W. long.;
36° 07.200’ N. lat. 121° 42.869’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
36° 05.200’ N. lat. 121° 41.222’ W. long.;
36° 05.200’ N. lat. 121° 38.000’ W. long.; and
36° 07.200’ N. lat. 121° 39.000’ W. long.

San Luis Obispo County

Piedras Blancas State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
35° 42.850’ N. lat. 121° 18.950’ W. long.;
35° 42.850’ N. lat. 121° 21.000’ W. long.;
35° 39.150’ N. lat. 121° 18.500’ W. long.; and
35° 39.150’ N. lat. 121° 14.519’ W. long.
Piedras Blancas State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the… recreational take of salmon and albacore is allowed. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
35° 42.850’ N. lat. 121° 21.00’ W. long.;
35° 42.850’ N. lat. 121° 22.763’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
35° 39.150’ N. lat. 121° 20.913’ W. long.;
35° 39.150’ N. lat. 121° 18.500’ W. long.; and
35° 42.850’ N. lat. 121° 21.000’W. long.
Cambria State Marine Conservation Area/State Marine Park It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: recreational take is allowed. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
35° 37.100’ N. lat. 121° 09.225’ W. long.;
35° 37.100’ N. lat. 121° 10.700’ W. long.;
35° 32.850’ N. lat. 121° 06.700’ W. long.; and
35° 32.850’ N. lat. 121° 05.855’ W. long.
White Rock State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resources. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
35° 32.850’ N. lat. 121° 05.855’ W. long.;
35° 32.850’ N. lat. 121° 06.700’ W. long.;
35° 30.500’ N. lat. 121° 05.000’ W. long.; and
35° 30.500’ N. lat. 121° 03.423’ W. long.
Morro Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area3 Recreational hunting of waterfowl is allowed unless otherwise restricted by hunting regulations [sections 502, 550, 551, and 552].

It is unlawful to perform any activity that would compromise the recreational values for which the area may be designated. Recreational opportunities may be protected, enhanced, or restricted, while preserving basic resource values of the area, with the following specified exceptions allowed north of latitude 35° 19.700’ N:

1. The recreational take of finfish.

…3. Storing finfish taken outside the Morro Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area in a receiver for bait purposes.

This area includes the area below mean high tide within Morro Bay east of the Morro Bay entrance breakwater and west of longitude 120° 50.340’ W.
Morro Bay State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes the area below mean high tide line within Morro Bay east of longitude 120° 50.340’ W.
Point Buchon State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. 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.
Point Buchon State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the… recreational take of salmon and albacore is allowed. This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
35° 15.250 N. lat. 120° 56.000’ W. long.;
35° 15.250’ N. lat. 120° 57.878’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
35° 11.000’ N. lat. 120° 55.149’ W. long.;
35° 11.000 ’N. lat. 120° 52.400’ W. long.; and
35° 15.250’ N. lat. 120° 56.000’ W. long.

Santa Barbara County

Vandenberg State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. Public entry into the Vandenberg State Marine Reserve may be restricted at the discretion of the department to protect wildlife, aquatic life, or habitat, or by the Commander of Vandenberg Air Force Base to protect and provide safety for base operations. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
34° 44.650’ N. lat. 120° 37.750’ W. long.;
34° 44.650’ N. lat. 120° 40.000’ W. long.;
34° 33.250’ N. lat. 120° 40.000’ W. long.; and
34° 33.250’ N. lat. 120° 37.407’ W. long.
Point Conception State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
34° 27.000’ N. lat. 120° 28.280’ W. long.;
34° 27.000’ N. lat. 120° 32.151’ W. long.; thence southeastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
34° 23.961’ N. lat. 120° 25.000’ W. long.; and
34° 27.211’ N. lat. 120° 25.000’ W. long.
Kashtayit State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of finfish [subsection 632(a)(2)], invertebrates except rock scallops and mussels, and giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) by hand harvest is allowed.

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.
Naples State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take by spearfishing [Section 1.76] of white seabass and pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)] is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
34° 26.517’ N. lat. 119° 58.000’ W. long.;
34° 25.000’ N. lat. 119° 58.000’ W. long.;
34° 25.000’ N. lat. 119° 56.000’ W. long.; and
34° 26.140’ N. lat. 119° 56.000’ W. long.
Campus Point State Marine Conservation Area3, 6 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
34° 25.207’ N. lat. 119° 53.600’ W. long.;
34° 21.475’ N. lat. 119° 53.600’ W. long.; thence eastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
34° 21.212’ N. lat. 119° 50.650’ W. long.; and
34° 24.300’ N. lat. 119° 50.650’ W. long.
Goleta Slough State Marine Conservation Area3,6 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. In waters below the mean high tide line inside the Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve as defined within Section 630, the following restrictions apply:

1. Boating, swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited.

2. No person shall enter this area and remain therein except on established trails, paths or other designated areas except department employees or designated employees of Santa Barbara Airport, City of Santa Barbara, Goleta Sanitary District and Goleta Valley Vector Control District for the purposes of carrying out official duties.

This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line within Goleta Slough.
Richardson Rock State and Federal Marine Reserves (San Miguel Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes Richardson Rock State Marine Reserve and the adjoining federal Richardson Rock Marine Reserve. Coordinates are provided for outer boundaries of the joined state and federal areas*.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line of Richardson Rock and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
34° 02.211’ N. lat. 120° 28.200’ W. long.;
34° 02.211’ N. lat. 120° 36.290’ W. long.;
34° 10.400’ N. lat. 120° 36.290’ W. long.;
34° 10.400’ N. lat. 120° 28.200’ W. long.; and
34° 02.211’ N. lat. 120° 28.200’ W. long.

Harris Point State and Federal Marine Reserves (San Miguel Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes Harris Point State Marine Reserve and the adjoining federal Harris Point Marine Reserve. Coordinates are provided for outer boundaries of the joined state and federal areas*.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
34° 03.160’ N. lat. 120° 23.300’ W. long.;
34° 12.295’ N. lat. 120° 23.300’ W. long.;
34° 12.295’ N. lat. 120° 18.400’ W. long., and
34° 01.755’ N. lat. 120° 18.400’ W. long.
An exemption to the state reserve, where …recreational take of living marine resources is allowed, exists between the mean high tide line in Cuyler Harbor and a straight line between the following points:
34° 03.554’ N. lat. 120° 21.311’ W. long.; and
34° 02.908’ N. lat. 120° 20.161’ W. long.

Judith Rock State Marine Reserve (San Miguel Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
34° 01.802’ N. lat. 120° 26.600’ W. long.;
33° 58.513’ N. lat. 120° 26.600’ W. long.; thence eastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
33° 58.518’ N. lat. 120° 25.300’ W. long; and
34° 01.689’ N. lat. 120° 25.300’ W. long.
San Miguel Island Special Closure Special restrictions on recreational boating and access apply to San Miguel Island as follows.

(A) Boating is allowed at San Miguel Island except west of a line drawn between Judith Rock (34° 01.500’ N. lat. 120° 25.300’ W. long.) and Castle Rock (34° 03.300’ N. lat. 120° 26.300’ W. long.) where boats are prohibited closer than 300 yards from shore.

1. Notwithstanding the 300-yard boating closure between Judith Rock and Castle Rock, …boats may approach San Miguel Island no nearer than 100 yards from shore during the period(s) from March 15 through April 30, and October 1 through December 15.

2. The department may rescind permission for boats to enter waters within 300 yards between Judith Rock and Castle Rock upon finding that impairment to the island marine mammal resource is imminent. Immediately following such closure, the department will request the commission to hear, at its regularly scheduled meeting, presentation of documentation supporting the need for such closure.

(B) Other Requirements:

1. Boats traveling within 300 yards of the shoreline or anchorages shall operate with a minimum amount of noise and shall not exceed speeds of five miles per hour.

2. Except as permitted by federal law or emergency caused by hazardous weather, boats may be anchored overnight only at Tyler Bight and Cuyler Harbor.

3. Landing is allowed on San Miguel Island only at the designated landing beach in Cuyler Harbor.

4. No person shall have access to all other offshore rocks and islands at San Miguel Island.

Carrington Point State Marine Reserve (Santa Rosa Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
34° 01.280’ N. lat. 120° 05.200’ W. long.;
34° 04.000’ N. lat. 120° 05.200’ W. long.;
34° 04.000’ N. lat. 120° 01.000’ W. long.;
34° 00.500’ N. lat. 120° 01.000’ W. long.; and
34° 00.500’ N. lat. 120° 02.930’ W. long.
Skunk Point State Marine Reserve (Santa Rosa Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 59.000’ N. lat. 119° 58.985’ W. long.;
33° 59.000’ N. lat. 119° 58.000’ W. long.;
33° 57.100’ N. lat. 119° 58.000’ W. long.; and
33° 57.100’ N. lat. 119° 58.257’ W. long.
South Point State and Federal Marine Reserves (Santa Rosa Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes the South Point State Marine Reserve and the adjoining federal South Point Marine Reserve. Coordinates are provided for outer boundaries of the joined state and federal areas*.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 55.014’ N. lat. 120° 10.000’ W. long.;
33° 50.400’ N. lat. 120° 10.000’ W. long.;
33° 50.400’ N. lat. 120° 06.500’ W. long.;
33° 53.800’ N. lat. 120° 06.500’ W. long.; and
33° 53.800’ N. lat. 120° 06.544’ W. long.

Painted Cave State Marine Conservation Area (Santa Cruz Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational take of spiny lobster and pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)] is allowed. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
34° 04.492’ N. lat. 119° 53.000’ W. long.;
34° 05.200’ N. lat. 119° 53.000’ W. long.; thence eastward along a line one nautical mile offshore to
34° 05.000’ N. lat. 119° 51.000’ W. long.; and
34° 04.034’ N. lat. 119° 51.000’ W. long.
Gull Island State and Federal Marine Reserves (Santa Cruz Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes Gull Island State Marine Reserve and the adjoining federal Gull Island Marine Reserve. Coordinates are provided for outer boundaries of the joined state and federal areas*.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 58.065’ N. lat. 119° 50.967’ W. long.;
33° 58.000’ N. lat. 119° 51.000’ W. long.;
33° 58.000’ N. lat. 119° 53.000’ W. long.;
33° 51.717’ N. lat. 119° 53.000’ W. long.;
33° 51.717’ N. lat. 119° 48.000’ W. long.; and
33° 57.769’ N. lat. 119° 48.000’ W. long.

Scorpion State and Federal Marine Reserves (Santa Cruz Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes the Scorpion State Marine Reserve and the adjoining federal Scorpion Marine Reserve. Coordinates are provided for outer boundaries of the joined state and federal areas*.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
34° 02.958’ N. lat. 119° 35.500’ W. long.;
34° 09.270’ N. lat. 119° 35.500’ W. long.;
34° 09.270’ N. lat. 119° 32.800’ W. long.; and
34° 02.700’ N. lat. 119° 32.800’ W. long.

Santa Barbara Island State and Federal Marine Reserves It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes the Santa Barbara Island State Marine Reserve and the adjoining federal Santa Barbara Island Marine Reserve. Coordinates are provided for outer boundaries of the joined state and federal areas*.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 28.500’ N. lat. 119° 01.813’ W. long.;
33° 28.500’ N. lat. 118° 54.527’ W. long.;
33° 21.792’ N. lat. 118° 54.527’ W. long.;
33° 21.792’ N. lat. 119° 02.200’ W. long.; and
33° 27.911’ N. lat. 119° 02.200’ W. long.

Ventura County

Anacapa Island State and Federal Marine Conservation Areas It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational take of spiny lobster and pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)] …is allowed. This area includes the Anacapa Island State Marine Conservation Area and the adjoining federal Anacapa Island Marine Conservation Area. Coordinates are provided for outer boundaries of the joined state and federal areas*.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
34° 00.828’ N. lat. 119° 26.623’ W. long.;
34° 00.800’ N. lat. 119° 26.700’ W. long.;
34° 04.998’ N. lat. 119° 26.700’ W. long.;
34° 04.998’ N. lat. 119° 24.600’ W. long.; and
34° 00.411’ N. lat. 119° 24.600’ W. long.

Anacapa Island State and Federal Marine Reserves It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes the Anacapa Island State Marine Reserve and the adjoining federal Anacapa Island Marine Reserve. Coordinates are provided for outer boundaries of the joined state and federal areas*.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
34° 00.411’ N. lat. 119° 24.600’ W. long.;
34° 04.998’ N. lat. 119° 24.600’ W. long.;
34° 04.998’ N. lat. 119° 21.400’ W. long.;
34° 01.000’ N. lat. 119° 21.400’ W. long.; and
34° 00.960’ N. lat. 119° 21.463’ W. long.

Anacapa Island Special Closure (A) No net or trap may be used in waters less than 20 feet deep off the Anacapa Islands, commonly referred to as Anacapa Island.

(B) A brown pelican fledgling area is designated from the mean high tide mark seaward to a water depth of 20 fathoms (120 feet) on the north side of West Anacapa Island between a line extending 000° True off Portuguese Rock (34° 00.910’ N. lat. 119° 25.260’ W. long.) to a line extending 000° True off the western edge of Frenchy’s Cove (34° 00.411’ N. lat. 119° 24.600’ W. long.), a distance of approximately 4,000 feet. No person except department employees or employees of the National Park Service in the performance of their official duties shall enter this area during the period January 1 to October 31.

Footprint State and Federal Marine Reserves (Anacapa Channel) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes the Footprint State Marine Reserve and the adjoining federal Footprint Marine Reserve. Coordinates are provided for outer boundaries of the joined state and federal areas*.

This area is bounded by the straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 59.300’ N. lat. 119° 30.965’ W. long.;
33° 54.119’ N. lat. 119° 30.965’ W. long.;
33° 54.119’ N. lat. 119° 25.987’ W. long.;
33° 59.300’ N. lat. 119° 25.987’ W. long., and
33° 59.300’ N. lat.,119° 30.965’ W. long.

Begg Rock State Marine Reserve (San Nicholas Island Quad) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes all state waters below the mean high tide line surrounding Begg Rock, located in the vicinity of 33° 21.743’ N. lat. 119° 41.718’ W. long.

Los Angeles County

Point Dume State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take by spearfishing [Section 1.76] of white seabass and pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)] is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
34° 02.306’ N. lat. 118° 53.000’ W. long.;
33° 59.140’ N. lat. 118° 53.000’ W. long.; thence southeastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
33° 56.960’ N. lat. 118° 49.200’ W. long.; and
34° 00.780’ N. lat. 118° 49.200’ W. long.
Point Dume State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
34° 00.780’ N. lat. 118° 49.200’ W. long.;
33° 56.960’ N. lat. 118° 49.200’ W. long.; thence eastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
33° 57.061’ N. lat. 118° 47.260’ W. long.; and
34° 01.178’ N. lat. 118° 47.260’ W. long.
Point Vicente State Marine Conservation Area3,6 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
33° 44.800’ N. lat. 118° 24.807’ W. long.;
33° 44.800’ N. lat. 118° 28.931’ W. long.; thence southeastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
33° 41.155’ N. lat. 118° 23.800’ W. long.; and
33° 44.198’ N. lat. 118° 23.800’ W. long.
Abalone Cove State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take by spearfishing [Section 1.76] of white seabass and pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)]; and market squid by hand-held dip net [Section 1.42] is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
33° 44.198’ N. lat. 118° 23.800’ W. long.;
33° 41.155’ N. lat. 118° 23.800’ W. long.; thence southeastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
33° 40.851’ N. lat. 118° 22.500’ W. long.; and
33° 44.240’ N. lat. 118° 22.500’ W. long.
Arrow Point to Lion Head Point State Marine Conservation Area (Catalina Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. All recreational take is allowed in accordance with current regulations, except the recreational take of invertebrates is prohibited.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line to a distance of 1,000 feet seaward of the mean lower low tide line of any shoreline southeastward of a line connecting the following two points:
33° 28.652’ N. lat. 118° 32.310’ W. long.; and
33° 28.820’ N. lat. 118° 32.310’ W. long. and northwestward of a line connecting the following two points:
33° 27.240’ N. lat. 118° 29.900’ W. long.; and
33° 27.174’ N. lat. 118° 30.089’ W. long.
Blue Cavern Onshore State Marine Conservation Area3, 6 (Catalina Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. Except as pursuant to federal law, emergency caused by hazardous weather, or as provided in subsection 632(b)(124)(D), it is unlawful to anchor or moor a vessel in the formerly designated Catalina Marine Science Center Marine Life Refuge (Section 10932, Fish and Game Code). The director of the Catalina Marine Science Center Marine Life Refuge, or any person that the director of the refuge has authorized may anchor or moor a vessel or take, for scientific purposes, any fish or specimen of marine plant life in the formerly designated Catalina Marine Science Center Marine Life Refuge under the conditions prescribed in a scientific collecting permit issued by the department (Section 10655, Fish and Game Code). This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 25.960’ N. lat. 118° 27.000’ W. long.;
33° 27.500’ N. lat. 118° 27.000’ W. long;
33° 27.500’ N. lat. 118° 29.300’ W. long.; and
33° 26.640’ N. lat. 118° 29.300’ W. long.
Blue Cavern Offshore State Marine Conservation Area (Catalina Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)], by hook-and-line or by spearfishing [Section 1.76], white seabass by spearfishing [Section 1.76], and market squid by hand-held dip net [Section 1.42] is allowed.

This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
33° 27.500’ N. lat. 118° 27.000’ W. long.;
33° 29.970’ N. lat. 118° 27.000’ W. long.; thence northwestward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
33° 30.810’ N. lat. 118° 29.300’ W. long.;
33° 27.500’ N. lat. 118° 29.300’ W. long.; and
33° 27.500’ N. lat. 118° 27.000’ W. long.
Long Point State Marine Reserve (Catalina Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 24.380’ N. lat. 118° 21.980’ W. long.;
33° 25.500’ N. lat. 118° 21.980’ W. long.;
33° 25.500’ N. lat. 118° 24.000’ W. long.; and
33° 25.102’ N. lat. 118° 24.000’ W. long.
Casino Point State Marine Conservation Area3, 6 (Catalina Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. Feeding of fish for marine life viewing is allowed. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 20.900’ N. lat. 118° 19.430’ W. long.;
33° 20.900’ N. lat. 118° 19.420’ W. long.;
33° 20.920’ N. lat. 118° 19.380’ W. long.;
33° 20.950’ N. lat. 118° 19.420’ W. long.;
33° 20.970’ N. lat. 118° 19.470’ W. long.;
33° 21.000’ N. lat. 118° 19.520’ W. long.; and
33° 20.960’ N. lat. 118° 19.560’ W. long.
Lover’s Cove State Marine Conservation Area3 (Catalina Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take by hook-and-line from the Cabrillo Mole is allowed.

Feeding of fish for marine life viewing is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting thefollowing points in the order listed:
33° 20.460’ N. lat. 118° 18.900’ W. long.;
33° 20.711’ N. lat. 118° 18.900’ W. long.; and
33° 20.711’ N. lat. 118° 19.321’ W. long.
Farnsworth Onshore State Marine Conservation Area7 (Catalina Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take by spearfishing [Section 1.76] of white seabass and pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)]; marlin, tunas, and dorado (dolphinfish) (Coryphaena hippurus) by trolling [subsection 27.80(a)(3)]; and market squid by hand-held dip net [Section 1.42] is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 21.000’ N. lat. 118° 29.080’ W. long.;
33° 21.000’ N. lat. 118° 30.000’ W. long.;
33° 19.000’ N. lat. 118° 29.000’ W. long.;
33° 19.000’ N. lat. 118° 27.900’ W. long.; and
33° 19.560’ N. lat. 118° 27.900’ W. long.
Farnsworth Offshore State Marine Conservation Area7 (Catalina Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)] by hook-and-line or by spearfishing [Section 1.76]; white seabass by spearfishing [Section 1.76]; marlin, tunas and dorado (dolphinfish) (Coryphaena hippurus) by trolling [subsection 27.80(a)(3)] and market squid by hand-held dip net [Section 1.42] is allowed.

This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
33° 21.000’ N. lat. 118° 30.000’ W. long.;
33° 21.000’ N. lat. 118° 32.878’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
33° 19.000’ N. lat. 118° 31.978’ W. long.;
33° 19.000’ N. lat. 118° 29.000’ W. long.; and
33° 21.000’ N. lat. 118° 30.000’ W. long.
Cat Harbor State Marine Conservation Area3 (Catalina Island) It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of finfish [subsection 632(a)(2)] by hook-and-line or by spearfishing [Section 1.76], market squid by hook-and-line, and spiny lobster and sea urchin is allowed.

This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line on the west side of Catalina Island northward of a straight line connecting Pin Rock (33° 25.486’ N. lat. 118° 30.294’ W. long.) and Cat Head Point (33° 25.320’ N. lat. 118° 30.760’ W. long.).

Orange County

Bolsa Bay State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: The recreational take of finfish [subsection 632(a)(2)] by hook-and-line from shore in designated areas only is allowed. Boating, swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited within the conservation area. No person, except state and local law enforcement officers, fire suppression agencies and employees of the department in the performance of their official duties or persons possessing written permission from the department or employees of Signal Corporation and its invitees for the purpose of carrying out oil and gas operations, shall enter this conservation area and remain therein except on established trails, paths, or other designated areas. No person shall enter this conservation area between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line within Bolsa Bay estuary southward of a line that approximates the Warner Avenue bridge located between the following two points:
33° 42.700’ N. lat. 118° 03.633’ W. long.; and
33° 42.700’ N. lat. 118° 03.604’ W. long.;
and northward of a line that approximates the pedestrian bridge located between the following two points:
33° 42.219’ N. lat. 118° 03.167’ W. long.; and
33° 42.177’ N. lat. 118° 03.186’ W. long.
Bolsa Chica Basin State Marine Conservation Area3, 6 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. Boating, swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited within the conservation area. No person, except state and local law enforcement officers, fire suppression agencies and employees of the department in the performance of their official duties or persons possessing written permission from the department or employees of Signal Corporation and its invitees for the purpose of carrying out oil and gas operations, shall enter this conservation area and remain therein except on established trails, paths, or other designated areas. No person shall enter this conservation area between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line within the Bolsa Chica Basin estuary northeastward of the Pacific Coast Highway Bridge, approximated by a straight line between the following two points:
33° 41.028’ N. lat. 118° 02.153’ W. long.; and
33° 40.981’ N. lat. 118° 02.109’ W. long.;
and southeastward of a straight line between the following two points:
33° 42.219’ N. lat. 118° 03.167’ W. long.; and
33° 42.177’ N. lat. 118° 03.186’ W. long.
Upper Newport Bay State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exception: The recreational take of finfish [subsection 632(a)(2)] by hook-and-line from shore only is allowed. In waters below the mean high tide line inside the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, northeastward of a line connecting Shellmaker Island (33° 37.200’ N. lat. 117° 53.510’ W. long.) and North Star Beach (33° 37.380’ N. lat. 117° 53.600’ W. long.) the following restrictions apply:

Swimming is allowed only in the area between North Star Beach and mid-channel. Boats are limited to speeds less than five miles per hour.

Shoreline access is limited to established trails, paths, or other designated areas.

This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line within Upper Newport Bay northeastward of the Pacific Coast Highway approximated by a line between the following two points:
33° 37.014’ N. lat. 117° 54.237’ W. long.;
33° 37.014’ N. lat. 117° 54.336’ W. long.; and southwestward of Jamboree Road approximated by a line between the following two points:
33° 39.071’ N. lat. 117° 52.021’ W. long.; and
33° 39.027’ N. lat. 117° 52.014’ W. long.
Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of finfish [subsection 632(a)(2)] by hook-and-line or by spearfishing [Section 1.76], and spiny lobster and sea urchin is allowed.

Take of all living marine resources from inside tidepools is prohibited. For purposes of this section, tidepools are defined as the area encompassing the rocky pools that are filled with seawater due to retracting tides between the mean higher high tide line and the mean lower low tide line.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 35.372’ N. lat. 117° 52.645’ W. long.;
33° 35.065’ N. lat. 117° 52.692’ W. long.;
33° 32.400’ N. lat. 117° 49.200’ W. long.;
33° 33.211’ N. lat. 117° 49.200’ W. long; and
33° 33.224’ N. lat. 117° 49.184’ W. long.
Laguna Beach State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 33.224’ N. lat. 117° 49.184’ W. long.;
33° 33.211’ N. lat. 117° 49.200’ W. long.;
33° 30.713’ N. lat. 117° 49.200’ W. long.; and
33° 30.713’ N. lat. 117° 45.264’ W. long.
Laguna Beach State Marine Conservation Area3,6 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 30.713’ N. lat. 117° 45.264’ W. long.;
33° 30.713’ N. lat. 117° 49.200’ W. long.;
33° 30.050’ N. lat. 117° 49.200’ W. long.; and
33° 30.050’ N. lat. 117° 44.762’ W. long.
Dana Point State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of finfish [subsection 632(a)(2)] by hook-and-line or by spearfishing [Section 1.76], and spiny lobster and sea urchin is allowed.

Take of all living marine resources from inside tidepools is prohibited. For purposes of this section, tidepools are defined as the area encompassing the rocky pools that are filled with seawater due to retracting tides between the mean higher high tide line and the mean lower low tide line.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
33° 30.050’ N. lat. 117° 44.762’ W. long.;
33° 30.050’ N. lat. 117° 46.000’ W. long.;
33° 30.000’ N. lat. 117° 46.000’ W. long.;
33° 27.300’ N. lat. 117° 43.300’ W. long.;
33° 27.478’ N. lat. 117° 42.276’ W. long.; and
33° 27.622’ N. lat. 117° 42.425’ W. long.

San Diego County

Batiquitos Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area3,6 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area overlaps a portion of the Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Ecological reserve rules are in effect as defined in Section 630 or as posted.

This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line within Batiquitos Lagoon eastward of the Interstate Highway 5 Bridge, approximated by a line between the following two points:
33° 05.440’ N. lat. 117° 18.120’ W. long.; and
33° 05.460’ N. lat. 117° 18.130’ W. long.

Swami’s State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. Recreational take by hook-and-line from shore is allowed.

2. The recreational take by spearfishing [Section 1.76] of white seabass and pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)] is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
33° 02.900’ N. lat. 117° 17.927’ W. long.;
33° 02.900’ N. lat. 117° 21.743’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
33° 00.000’ N. lat. 117° 20.398’ W. long.; and
33° 00.000’ N. lat. 117° 16.698’ W. long., thence northward
along the mean high tide line onshore boundary to
33° 00.962’ N. lat. 117° 16.850’ W. long.; and
33° 00.980’ N. lat. 117° 16.857’ W. long.
San Elijo Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area3, 6 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. Boating, swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited within the conservation area. This area overlaps a portion of the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Ecological Reserve rules are in effect as defined in Section 630 or as posted.

This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line within San Elijo Lagoon southeastward of a straight line between the following two points:
33° 00.980’ N. lat. 117° 16.857’ W. long.; and
33° 00.962’ N. lat. 117° 16.850’ W. long.

San Dieguito Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational take of finfish by hook-and-line from shore is allowed. Boating, swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited within the conservation area. No person, except state and local law enforcement officers, fire suppression agencies and employees of the department in the performance of their official duties or persons possessing written permission from the department, shall be permitted on the California least tern nesting island. No person, except state and local law enforcement officers, fire suppression agencies and employees of the department in the performance of their official duties or persons possessing written permission from the department, shall enter this conservation area between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. This area overlaps a portion of the San Dieguito Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Ecological reserves rules are in effect as defined in Section 630 or as posted. In addition, access to the ecological reserve shoreline is currently closed to the public, as authorized under subsection 630(a)(10).

This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the San Dieguito Lagoon Ecological Reserve southeastward of a straight line between the following two points:
32° 58.066’ N. lat. 117° 15.579’ W. long.; and
32° 58.072’ N. lat. 117° 15.548’ W. long.

San Diego-Scripps Coastal State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of coastal pelagic species8 [Section 1.39], except market squid, by hook-and-line only is allowed.

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° 15.252’ W. long.
Matlahuayl State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. Boats may be launched and retrieved only in designated areas and may be anchored within the reserve only during daylight hours. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
32° 51.964’ N. lat. 117° 15.252’ W. long.;
32° 51.964’ N. lat. 117° 16.400’ W. long.; and
32° 51.067’ N. lat. 117° 16.400’ W. long.
South La Jolla State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
32° 49.573’ N. lat. 117° 16.781’ W. long.;
32° 49.573’ N. lat. 117° 19.000’ W. long.;
32° 47.945’ N. lat. 117° 19.000’ W. long.; and
32° 47.945’ N. lat. 117° 15.495’ W. long.
South La Jolla State Marine Conservation Area It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions: the recreational take of pelagic finfish5 [subsection 632(a)(3)] by hook-and-line only is allowed. This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
32° 49.573’ N. lat. 117° 19.000’ W. long.;
32° 49.573’ N. lat. 117° 20.528’ W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
32° 47.945’ N. lat. 117° 20.068’ W. long.;
32° 47.945’ N. lat. 117° 19.000’ W. long; and
32° 49.573’ N. lat. 117° 19.000’ W. long.
Famosa Slough State Marine Conservation Area3, 6 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line within Famosa Slough estuary southward of the San Diego River channel, located at approximately 32° 45.430’ N. lat. 117° 13.750’ W. long.
Cabrillo State Marine Reserve It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource. This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:
32° 40.600’ N. lat. 117° 14.820’ W. long.;
32° 40.600’ N. lat. 117° 15.000’ W. long.;
32° 39.700’ N. lat. 117° 15.000’ W. long.;
32° 39.700’ N. lat. 117° 14.300’ W. long.; and
32° 40.000’ N. lat. 117° 14.300’ W. long.
Tijuana River Mouth State Marine Conservation Area3 It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for… recreational purposes, with the following specified exceptions:

1. The recreational take of coastal pelagic speciesB [Section 1.39], except market squid, by hand-held dip net [Section 1.42] only is allowed.

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:
32° 34.000’ N. lat. 117° 07.980’ W. long.;
32° 34.000’ N. lat. 117° 09.000’ W. long.;
32° 31.970’ N. lat. 117° 09.000’ W. long.; thence eastward along the U.S.-Mexico Border to
32° 32.064’ N. lat. 117° 07.428’ W. long.

Sport Fishing Special Alert for California Salmon Fisheries

The California coast coho (silver) salmon has been designated as an endangered species under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). It is unlawful to fish for, capture, keep, or possess under any circumstances any (marked or unmarked) coho salmon. Violation of the ESA may result in civil or criminal penalties.

Large numbers of coho salmon have been contacted in California’s ocean waters. Although it is likely that many of these salmon originated from hatcheries in the Northwest, some of the fish are California coast coho salmon which are protected under the ESA. Thus, the retention of any coho salmon is PROHIBITED in all California ocean fisheries. Please take the time to correctly identify each salmon caught before removing it from the water.

To avoid contact with Coho salmon:

  • Fish near shore for Chinook – coho are usually more offshore.
  • Use larger lures that select for large Chinook and reduce the coho catch.