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California Marine Protected Areas

Montara State Marine Reserve
Important: As of October 1, 2014 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: Northern California (Pigeon Pt. northward)

County: San Mateo

Nearest Port: Pillar Point Harbor

Regulations in Effect Since: 5/1/2010

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

37° 32.70' N. lat. 122° 31.00' W. long.;
37° 32.70' N. lat. 122° 34.91' W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
37° 30.00' N. lat. 122° 34.61' W. long.; and
37° 30.00' N. lat. 122° 29.93' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All