Home Back CA.GOV

California Marine Protected Areas

Salt Point State Marine Conservation Area
Important: As of October 1, 2014 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: North Central California (Pt. Arena to Pigeon Pt.)

County: Sonoma

Nearest Port: Bodega Bay

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° 35.60' N. lat. 123° 20.80' W. long.;
38° 35.60' N. lat. 123° 21.00' W. long.;
38° 33.50' N. lat.123° 21.00' W. long.; and
38° 33.50' N. lat. 123° 18.91' W. long.,

except that Gerstle Cove is excluded.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Red abalone. Finfish.

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. Invetebrates EXCEPT red abalone.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All