California Marine Protected Areas
Van Damme State Marine Conservation Area
Important: As of December 19, 2012 new MPA regulations are in effect for the Northern California coast from the Oregon/California border to Point Arena.
: Northern California (Pigeon Pt. northward)
: Noyo Harbor (Fort Bragg)
Regulations in Effect Since
: 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.
39° 16.147' N. lat.
123° 47.429' W. long.
Allowed Species: All
Prohibited Species: None
Allowed Species: Finfish. Invertebrates. Marine aquatic plants (except giant kelp and bull kelp).
Prohibited Species: Giant kelp and bull kelp
Title 14, CCR, Section 632 (b) (26)