California MPAs
 
 
North Central Coast
 
Central Coast
   
Año Nuevo SMCA
   
Greyhound Rock SMCA
   
Natural Bridges SMR
   
Soquel Canyon SMCA
   
Elkhorn Slough SMCA
   
Elkhorn Slough SMR
   
Portuguese Ledge SMCA
   
Moro Cojo Slough SMR
   
Edward F. Ricketts SMCA
   
Lovers Point SMR
   
Pacific Grove Marine Gardens SMCA
   
Asilomar SMR
   
Carmel Pinnacles SMR
   
Carmel Bay SMCA
   
Point Lobos SMR
   
Point Lobos SMCA
   
Point Sur SMR
   
Point Sur SMCA
   
Big Creek SMR
   
Big Creek SMCA
   
Piedras Blancas SMR
   
Piedras Blancas SMCA
   
Cambria SMP
   
White Rock (Cambria) SMCA
   
Morro Bay SMRMA
   
Morro Bay SMR
   
Point Buchon SMR
   
Point Buchon SMCA
   
Vandenberg SMR
 
South Coast
 
San Francisco Bay
 

 

 

Año Nuevo SMCA

 
 

Shoreline Boundary Landmarks:

Extends from the mouth of Gazos Creek (San Mateo County) in the north to the north side of Greyhound Rock (Santa Cruz County) in the south.

GPS Boundary: 

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and a distance of 200 feet seaward of mean lower low water between the following two points:

37° 10.00' N. lat. 122° 21.80' W. long.; and
37° 08.70' N. lat. 122° 21.00' W. long.

The area then continues southward bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:

37° 08.70' N. lat. 122° 21.00' W. long.; 
37° 04.70' N. lat. 122° 21.00' W. long.; and
37° 04.70' N. lat. 122° 16.20' W. long.

Permitted/Prohibited Uses:

  • Recreational Fishing:
    • Allowed Species: None
    • Prohibited Species: All
  • Commercial Fishing:
    • Allowed Species: Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) by hand harvest only
    • Prohibited Species: All other living marine resources EXCEPT those listed above.

Effective as of: September 21, 2007

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