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California Marine Protected Areas

Soquel Canyon State Marine Conservation Area
Important: As of October 1, 2014 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: Central California (Pigeon Pt. to Pt. Conception)

County: Monterey

Nearest Port: Moss Landing

Regulations in Effect Since: 2007

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

36° 51.00' N. lat. 121° 56.00' W. long.;
36° 51.00' N. lat. 122° 03.80' W. long.;
36° 48.00' N. lat. 122° 02.88' W. long.;
36° 48.00' N. lat. 121° 56.00' W. long.; and
36° 51.00' N. lat. 121° 56.00' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Pelagic finfish

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

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: Pelagic finfish

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