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California Marine Protected Areas

North Farallon Islands State Marine Reserve
Important: As of March 1, 2016 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: North Central California (Pt. Arena to Pigeon Pt.)

County: San Francisco

Nearest Port: San Francisco

Regulations in Effect Since: 5/1/2010

Boundaries: This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:

37° 45.700' N. lat. 122° 59.085' W. long.; thence northwestward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
37° 49.344' N. lat. 123° 7.000' W. long.;
37° 45.700' N. lat. 123° 7.000' W. long.; and
37° 45.700' N. lat. 122° 59.085' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

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