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Channel Islands

Marine Protected Areas Map

brochure Channel Islands - Marine Protected Areas Map
Marine Protected Areas Expanded in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Update to the Protecting Your Channel Islands Brochure September 2007 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has added a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) to the existing state water MPAs. The new MPAs include eight no-take marine reserves, where all extractive activities and injury to sanctuary resources are prohibited, and a marine conservation area, where commercial and recreational lobster fishing and recreational fishing for pelagic species are allowed, while all other resource extraction and injury is prohibited. Transiting and anchoring in MPAs is allowed as long as fishing gear is stowed and not in use. Some small gaps remain between the state and new MPAs. A decision to fill in the gaps by the California Fish and Game Commission is anticipated in October 2007. The new MPAs went into effect on July 29, 2007. For more information, visit http://channelislands.noaa.gov/ or call 805.966.7107. Geographic Coordinates for the Channel Islands MPAs The following geographic coordinates and the mean high water line define the boundaries of the MPAs within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Boundary descriptions and regulations are available at the California Department of Fish and Game website (http://www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/channel_islands/index.asp) and in the Federal Register 15 CFR Part 922 or the sanctuary website. Richardson Rock (San Miguel Island) Marine Reserve 34o 02.211' N. lat. 120o 36.290' W. long. o 34 10.398' N. lat. 120o 36.290' W. long. 34o 10.398' N. lat. 120o 28.200' W. long. o 34 03.600' N. lat. 120o 28.200' W. long. Harris Point (San Miguel Island) Marine Reserve 34o 03.100' N. lat. 120o 23.300' W. long. 34o 12.295' N. lat. 120o 23.300' W. long. o 34 12.295' N. lat. 120o 18.400' W. long. 34o 01.800' N. lat. 120o 18.400' W. long. o 34 03.500' N. lat. 120o 21.300' W. long. 34o 02.900' N. lat. 120o 20.200' W. long. Judith Rock (San Miguel Island) Marine Reserve 34o 01.80' N. lat. 120o 26.60' W. long. o 33 58.50' N. lat. 120o 26.60' W. long. 33o 58.50' N. lat. 120o 25.30' W. long. o 34 01.50' N. lat. 120o 25.30' W. long. Carrington Point (Santa Rosa Island) Marine Reserve 34o 01.30' N. lat. 120o 05.20' W. long. o 34 04.00' N. lat. 120o 05.20' W. long. o 34 04.00' N. lat. 120o 01.00' W. long. 34o 00.50' N. lat. 120o 01.00' W. long. o 34 00.50' N. lat. 120o 02.80' W. long. Skunk Point (Santa Rosa Island) Marine Reserve 33o 59.00' N. lat. 119o 58.80' W. long. o 33 59.00' N. lat. 119o 58.00' W. long. 33o 57.10' N. lat. 119o 58.00' W. long. o 33 57.10' N. lat. 119o 58.20' W. long. South Point (Santa Rosa Island) Marine Reserve 33o 55.000' N. lat. 120o 10.000' W. long. 33o 50.400' N. lat. 120o 10.000' W. long. o 33 50.400' N. lat. 120o 06.500' W. long. 33o 53.800' N. lat. 120o 06.500' W. long. Painted Cave (Santa Cruz Island) Marine Conservation Area 34o 04.50' N. lat. 119o 53.00' W. long. o 34 05.20' N. lat. 119o 53.00' W. long. 34o 05.00' N. lat. 119o 51.00' W. long. o 34 04.00' N. lat. 119o 51.00' W. long. Scorpion (Santa Cruz Island) Marine Reserve 34o 02.940' N. lat. 119o 35.500' W. long. o 34 09.270' N. lat. 119o 35.500' W. long. o 34 09.270' N. lat. 119o 32.800' W. long. 34o 02.800' N. lat. 119o 32.800' W. long. Gull Island (Santa Cruz Island) Marine Reserve 33o 58.000' N. lat. 119o 51.000' W. long. 33o 58.000' N. lat. 119o 53.000' W. long. o 33 51.717' N. lat. 119o 53.000' W. long. 33o 51.717' N. lat. 119o 48.000' W. long. o 33 57.700' N. lat. 119o 48.000' W. long. Footprint Marine Reserve 33o 54.119' N. lat. 119o 30.965' W. long. o 33 57.672' N. lat. 119o 30.965' W. long. 33o 57.426' N. lat. 119o 25.987' W. long. o 33 54.119' N. lat. 119o 25.987' W. long. Anacapa Island Marine Conservation Area 34o 00.800' N. lat. 119o 26.700' W. long. 34o 04.998' N. lat. 119o 26.700' W. long. o 34 04.998' N. lat. 119o 24.600' W. long. 34o 00.400' N. lat. 119o 24.600' W. long. o 34 00.400' N. lat. 119o 24.600' W. long. Anacapa Island Marine Reserve 34o 00.400' N. lat. 119o 24.600' W. long. 34o 04.998' N. lat. 119o 24.600' W. long. o 34 04.998' N. lat. 119o 21.400' W. long. 34o 01.000' N. lat. 119o 21.400' W. long. Santa Barbara Island Marine Reserve 33o 28.500' N. lat. 119o 01.700' W. long. 33o 28.500' N. lat. 118o 54.527' W. long. o 33 21.792' N. lat. 118o 54.527' W. long. o 33 21.792' N. lat. 119o 02.202' W. long. 33o 27.900' N. lat. 119o 02.200' W. long. Coordinates are unprojected (Geographic), in decimal minute format, and are based on the North American Datum of 1983.

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