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California Marine Protected Areas

Matlahuayl State Marine Reserve
Important: As of March 1, 2016 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)

County: San Diego

Nearest Port: San Diego

Regulations in Effect Since: 1/1/2012

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

32° 51.964' N. lat. 117° 15.252' W. long.;
32° 51.964' N. lat. 117° 16.400' W. long.; and
32° 51.067' N. lat. 117° 16.400' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Other Regulations: Boats may be launched and retrieved only in designated areas and may be anchored within the reserve only during daylight hours.

It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource.