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California Marine Protected Areas

Russian River State Marine Recreational Management Area
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: Northern California (Pigeon Pt. northward)

County: Sonoma

Nearest Port: Bodega Bay

Regulations in Effect Since: 5/1/2010

Boundaries: This area includes the waters below the mean high tide line eastward of the mouth of the Russian River Estuary defined as a line connecting the following two points:

38° 27.16' N. lat. 123° 07.91' W. long.; and
38° 27.01' N. lat. 123° 07.74' W. long. and westward of the Highway 1 Bridge.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: Recreational fishing for all species is prohibited. Note: The hunting of waterfowl is permitted.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All