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Richardson Rock State Marine Reserve (San Miguel Island)
Important: As of October 1, 2014 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)

County: Santa Barbara

Nearest Port: Santa Barbara

Regulations in Effect Since: 2003

Boundaries: This area is bounded by the mean high tide line of Richardson Rock and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:

34° 07.905' N. lat. 120° 28.200' W. long.;
34° 02.211' N. lat. 120° 28.200' W. long.;
34° 02.211' N. lat. 120° 31.467' W. long.; thence northward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
34° 07.905' N. lat. 120° 28.200' 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)

34° 10.400' N. lat. 120° 36.290' W. long.;
34° 10.400' N. lat. 120° 28.200' W. long.;
34° 07.740' N. lat. 120° 28.200' W. long.;
34° 02.211' N. lat. 120° 31.272' W. long.;
34° 02.211' N. lat. 120° 36.290' 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.