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California Marine Protected Areas

Gull Island State Marine Reserve (Santa Cruz Island)
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: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)

County: Ventura

Nearest Port: Santa Barbara

Regulations in Effect Since: 2003

Boundaries: This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and the following points except where noted:

33° 58.065' N. lat. 119° 50.967' W. long.;
33° 58.000' N. lat. 119° 51.000' W. long.;
33° 58.000' N. lat. 119° 53.000' W. long.;
33° 55.449' N. lat. 119° 53.000' W. long.; thence eastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
33° 54.257' N. lat. 119° 48.000' W. long.; and
33° 57.756' N. lat. 119° 48.000' W. long.

Federal MPA boundary corner coordinates:
(Textual boundary descriptions and related regulations are available in the Federal Register 15 CFR Part 922 and 50 CFR Part 660)

33° 51.717' N. lat. 119° 48.000' W. long.;
33° 51.717' N. lat. 119° 53.000' W. long.;
33° 55.614' N. lat. 119° 53.000' W. long.;
33° 54.420' N. lat. 119° 48.000' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Other Regulations: The fishing regulations described above pertain to both federal and state portions of this MPA.