California MPAs
 
 
North Central Coast Region
 
Central Coast Region
 
South Coast Region
   
Point Conception SMR
   
Kashtayit SMCA
   
Naples SMCA
   
Campus Point SMCA
(no-take)
   
Goleta Slough SMCA
(no-take)
   
Point Dume SMCA
   
Point Dume SMR
   
Point Vicente SMCA (no-take)
   
Abalone Cove SMCA
   
Bolsa Bay SMCA
   
Bolsa Chica Basin SMCA
(no-take)
   
Upper Newport Bay SMCA
   
Crystal Cove SMCA
   
Laguna Beach SMR
   
Laguna Beach SMCA
(no-take)
   
Dana Point SMCA
   
Batiquitos Lagoon SMCA
(no-take)
   
San Elijo Lagoon SMCA
(no-take)
   
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
(no-take)
   
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 SMCA (no-take)
   
Bird Rock 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: Finfish by hook-and-line from shore only and pelagic finfish including Pacific bonito and white seabass by spearfishing.
    • 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 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), and yellowtail (Seriola lalandi). *Marlin is not allowed for commercial take.

Effective as of: January 1, 2012

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