California MPAs
North Central Coast Region
Central Coast Region
South Coast Region
Point Conception SMR
Kashtayit SMCA
Naples SMCA
Campus Point SMCA
Goleta Slough SMCA
Point Dume SMCA
Point Dume SMR
Point Vicente SMCA (no-take)
Abalone Cove SMCA
Bolsa Bay SMCA
Bolsa Chica Basin SMCA
Upper Newport Bay SMCA
Crystal Cove SMCA
Laguna Beach SMR
Laguna Beach SMCA
Dana Point SMCA
Batiquitos Lagoon SMCA
San Elijo Lagoon SMCA
Swami's SMCA
San Dieguito Lagoon SMCA
San Diego-Scripps Coastal SMCA
Matlahuayl SMR
South La Jolla SMCA
South La Jolla SMR
Famosa Slough SMCA
Cabrillo SMR
Tijuana River Mouth SMCA
Farnsworth Offshore SMCA
Farnsworth Onshore SMCA
Lover's Cove SMCA
Casino Point SMCA (no-take)
Long Point SMR
Blue Cavern Onshore No-Take SMCA
Blue Cavern Offshore SMCA
Arrow Point to Lion Head Point SMCA
Cat Harbor SMCA
Santa Barbara Island SMR
Begg Rock SMR
Anacapa Island SMR
Anacapa Island SMCA
Scorpion SMR
Painted Cave SMCA
Carrington Point SMR
Harris Point SMR
Richardson Rock SMR
Judith Rock SMR
South Point SMR
Skunk Point SMR
Gull Island SMR
Footprint SMR
San Miguel Island SC
Anacapa Island SC
San Francisco Bay Region



Swami’s SMCA


Shoreline Boundary Landmarks:

Coming soon!

GPS Boundary: 

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed except where noted:

33° 02.900' N. lat. 117° 17.927' W. long.;
33° 02.900' N. lat. 117° 21.743' W. long.;

thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to

33° 00.000' N. lat. 117° 20.398' W. long.; and
33° 00.000' N. lat. 117° 16.698' W. long.,

thence northward along the mean high tide line onshore boundary to

33° 00.962' N. lat. 117° 16.850' W. long.; and
33° 00.980' N. lat. 117° 16.857' W. long.

Permitted/Prohibited Uses:

  • Recreational Fishing:

    • Allowed Species: White seabass and pelagic finfish by spearfishing. Take by hook-and-line from shore.
    • Prohibited Species: All other living marine resources EXCEPT those listed above.
  • Commercial Fishing:
    • Allowed Species: None
    • Prohibited Species: All
  • Definitions:
    • Finfish are defined as any species of bony fish or cartilaginous fish (sharks, skates and rays). Finfish do not include amphibians, invertebrates, plants or algae.
    • Pelagic finfish, for the purpose of this section, are a subset of finfish defined as: northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax), barracudas (Sphyraena spp.), billfishes* (family Istiophoridae), dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus), Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi), jack mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus), Pacific mackerel (Scomber japonicus), salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.), Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax), blue shark (Prionace glauca), salmon shark (Lamna ditropis), shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), thresher sharks (Alopias spp.), swordfish (Xiphias gladius), tunas (family Scombridae) including Pacific bonito (Sarda chiliensis), and yellowtail (Seriola lalandi). *Marlin is not allowed for commercial take.

Effective as of: January 1, 2012

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