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California Marine Protected Areas

Southeast Farallon Island State Marine Conservation Area
Important: As of March 1, 2016 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: North Central California (Pt. Arena to Pigeon Pt.)

County: San Francisco

Nearest Port: San Francisco

Regulations in Effect Since: 5/1/2010

Boundaries: This area is bounded by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:

37° 42.600' N. lat. 123° 02.000' W. long.;
37° 42.600' N. lat. 123° 05.461' W. long.; thence southeastward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
37° 38.654' N. lat. 122° 59.500' W. long;
37° 40.500' N. lat. 122° 59.500' W. long;
37° 40.500' N. lat. 123° 02.000' W. long.; and
37° 42.600' N. lat. 123° 02.000' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Salmon by trolling

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates. Finfish EXCEPT salmon by trolling.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: Salmon by trolling

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates. All finfish EXCEPT salmon by trolling.

Other Regulations: It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for commercial and/or recreational purposes, except for those listed above

Note that state and federal sport and commercial fishing regulations apply in addition to MPA regulations.