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California Marine Protected Areas

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

County: Santa Barbara

Nearest Port: Port Hueneme

Regulations in Effect Since: 2003

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

34° 02.958' N. lat. 119° 35.500' W. long.;
34° 06.202' N. lat. 119° 35.500' W. long.; thence eastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
34° 06.245' N. lat. 119° 32.800' W. long.; and
34° 02.700' N. lat. 119° 32.800' W. long.

Federal MPA boundary corner coordinates:
(Textual boundary descriptions and related regulations are available in the Federal Register 15 CFR Part 922 and 50 CFR Part 660)

34° 09.270' N. lat. 119° 35.500' W. long.;
34° 09.270' N. lat. 119° 32.800' W. long.;
34° 06.084' N. lat. 119° 32.800' W. long.;
34° 06.036' N. lat. 119° 35.500' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Other Regulations: The fishing regulations described above pertain to both federal and state portions of this MPA.

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