California Marine Protected Areas
Elkhorn Slough 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.
: Central California (Pigeon Pt. to Pt. Conception)
: Moss Landing
Regulations in Effect Since
: This area includes the waters below mean high tide within Elkhorn Slough east of the Highway 1 Bridge and west of longitude 121° 46.40' W.
Allowed Species: Finfish by hook-and-line only. Clams taken on the north shore of the slough in the area adjacent to the Moss Landing State Wildlife Area.
Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. Invertebrates EXCEPT clams taken on the north shore of the slough in the area adjacent to the Moss Landing State Wildlife Area.
Allowed Species: None
Prohibited Species: All
Title 14, CCR, Section 632 (b) (71)