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California Marine Protected Areas

Sea Lion Cove State Marine Conservation Area
Important: As of October 1, 2014 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: Northern California (Pigeon Pt. northward)

County: Mendocino

Nearest Port: Noyo Harbor (Fort Bragg)

Regulations in Effect Since: 5/1/2010

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

38° 56.40' N. lat. 123° 43.82' W. long.;
38° 56.40' N. lat. 123° 44.00' W. long.;
38° 55.79' N. lat. 123° 44.00' W. long.; and
38° 55.79' N. lat. 123° 43.74' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Finfish

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: Finfish

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates.