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California Marine Protected Areas

San Elijo Lagoon 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: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)

County: San Diego

Nearest Port: San Diego

Regulations in Effect Since: 1/1/2012

Boundaries: This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line within San Elijo Lagoon southeastward of a straight line between the following two points:

33° 00.980' N. lat. 117° 16.857' W. long.; and
33° 00.962' N. lat. 117° 16.850' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Other Regulations: Boating, swimming, wading, and diving are prohibited within the conservation area.