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California Marine Protected Areas

Duxbury Reef 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: Northern California (Pigeon Pt. northward)

County: Marin

Nearest Port: San Francisco

Regulations in Effect Since: 5/1/2010

Boundaries: This area is bounded by the mean high tide line, a distance of 1000 feet offshore and the following points:

37° 55.52' N. lat. 122° 44.17' W. long.;
37° 55.42' N. lat. 122° 44.31' W. long.;
37° 53.65' N. lat. 122° 41.91' W. long.; and
37° 53.77' N. lat. 122° 42.02' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Finfish from shore only. Red abalone.

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. Invertebrates EXCEPT red abalone. Finfish EXCEPT when taken from shore.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All