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California Marine Protected Areas

Morro Bay State Marine Reserve
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: Central California (Pigeon Pt. to Pt. Conception)

County: San Luis Obispo

Nearest Port: Morro Bay

Regulations in Effect Since: 2007

Boundaries: This area includes the area below mean high tide line within Morro Bay east of longitude 120° 50.34' W.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All