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California Marine Protected Areas

Southeast Farallon Island 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.
Management Area: Northern California (Pigeon Pt. northward)

County: San Francisco

Nearest Port: San Francisco

Regulations in Effect Since: 5/1/2010

Boundaries: This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:

37° 42.60' N. lat. 123° 02.00' W. long.;
37° 42.60' N. lat. 123° 05.46' W. long.; thence southeastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
37° 38.66' N. lat. 122° 59.50' W. long;
37° 40.50' N. lat. 122° 59.50' W. long;
37° 40.50' N. lat. 123° 02.00' W. long.; and
37° 42.60' N. lat. 123° 02.00' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Salmon by trolling

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates. Finfish EXCEPT salmon by trolling.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: Salmon by trolling

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates. All finfish EXCEPT salmon by trolling.