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California Marine Protected Areas

Scorpion State Marine Reserve (Santa Cruz Island)
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: 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.