Big Creek SMCA

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:

36° 07.20′ N. lat. 121° 39.00′ W. long.;
36° 07.20′ N. lat. 121° 42.90′ W. long.;

thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to

36° 05.20′ N. lat. 121° 41.25′ W. long.;
36° 05.20′ N. lat. 121° 38.00′ W. long.; and
36° 07.20′ N. lat. 121° 39.00′ W. long.

Permitted/Prohibited Uses:

  • Recreational Fishing:
    • Allowed Species: Salmon and Albacore
    • Prohibited Species: All other living marine resources EXCEPT those listed above.
  • Commercial Fishing:
    • Allowed Species: Salmon, Albacore, and spot prawn
    • Prohibited Species: All

Effective as of: September 21, 2007

Additional Resources:

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