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California Marine Protected Areas

Montara 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 Mateo

Nearest Port: Pillar Point Harbor

Regulations in Effect Since: 5/1/2010

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:

37° 32.700' N. lat. 122° 31.000' W. long.;
37° 32.700' N. lat. 122° 34.908' W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
37° 30.000' N. lat. 122° 34.608' W. long.; and
37° 30.000' N. lat. 122° 29.920' 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.