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California Marine Protected Areas

Anacapa Island State Marine Reserve
Important: As of October 1, 2014 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)

County: Ventura

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° 00.417' N. lat. 119° 24.600' W. long.;
34° 04.002' N. lat. 119° 24.600' W. long.; thence eastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
34° 04.033' N. lat. 119° 21.400' W. long.;
34° 01.000' N. lat. 119° 21.400' W. long.; and
34° 00.960' N. lat. 119° 21.449' 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° 04.998' N. lat. 119° 24.600' W. long.;
34° 04.998' N. lat. 119° 21.400' W. long.;
34° 03.870' N. lat. 119° 21.400' W. long.;
34° 03.726' N. lat. 119° 24.600' 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.