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North Central Coast Regulations

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations California Saltwater Fishing

Includes part of Mendocino County; Napa, Marin, San Francisco, Solano, and Alameda counties, and part of San Mateo County.

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.

Name

Permitted/Prohibited Uses For Recreational Take

Boundary Coordinates

Mendocino County, cont.

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 [sub-section 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 [sub-section 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 [sub-section 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 [sub-section 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 [sub-section 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 two 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 CCR Title 14, Section 632(b)(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 [sub-section 632(a)(3)] by trolling [sub-section 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 sub-section 632(a)(1)(B) in General Marine Protected Area Information 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 [sub-section 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 [sub-section 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 sub-section 632(a)(1)(B) in General Marine Protected Area Information 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 sub-section 632(a)(1)(B) in General Marine Protected Area Information 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° 07.00’ W. long.;
37° 45.700’ N. lat. 123° 07.00’ 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 sub-section …(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 sub-section …(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 sub-section …(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 [sub-section 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 sub-section …(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 sub-section …(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 sub-section …(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) in General Marine Protected Area Information 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) in General Marine Protected Area Information 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 [sub-section 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 sub-section 632(a)(1)(B) in General Marine Protected Area Information 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 sub-section 632(a)(1)(B) in General Marine Protected Area Information

This area consists of waters below the mean high tide line within the Bair Island Ecological Reserve.