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California Marine Protected Areas

Tijuana River Mouth State Marine Conservation Area
Important: As of October 1, 2014 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)

County: San Diego

Nearest Port: San Diego

Regulations in Effect Since: 1/1/2012

Boundaries: This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:

32° 34.00' N. lat. 117° 07.98' W. long.;
32° 34.00' N. lat. 117° 09.00' W. long.;
32° 31.97' N. lat. 117° 09.00' W. long.; thence eastward along the U.S./Mexico Border to
32° 32.06' N. lat. 117° 07.48' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Coastal pelagic species by hand-held dip net, except market squid.

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates, including market squid. Finfish, EXCEPT coastal pelagic finfish species.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: Coastal pelagic species, except market squid, by round haul net.

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates. All finfish EXCEPT coastal pelagic finfish species.