Fishing & MPAs

CDFW Ocean Sport Fishing Interactive Web Map


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife offers an interactive map for referencing relevant ocean sportfishing information. Try this resource on your next fishing trip! This new resource is designed to help you visualize sport fishing regulation boundaries, including marine protected areas and groundfish conservation area depth restrictions, on your mobile phone.

CDFW Ocean Sportfishing Interactive Web Map

CDFW Marine Protected Area Network Regulations & Maps


Visit California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s MPA page.  Using the map or the links, you can select the portion of the coast that you are interested in to access MPA regulations, maps and other information for that area.

CDFW MPA Regulations & Maps

CDFW Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations


Visit the  California Department of Fish and Wildlife Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations for the most up to date information, rules, and regulations about ocean sport fishing in California. You can find regulations, fish identification tools, How-to-Fish videos, maps, and further information.

CDFW Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations

FishLegal Saltwater Fishing Maps & Regulations Mobile Application

This mobile application includes MPA boundaries, associated MPA regulations and allows for MPA map and info lookup without cellular signal. Users are able to pinpoint their exact location relative to each MPA.

The app is free to download from the iTunes App store and on Google Play.


Navionics Mobile Application & Marine Charts

Go cruising, fishing and sailing with the same detailed charts and advanced features used on the best GPS plotters – get the most out of your time on the water!

Mobile app and charts showing MPAs available for download!

Navionics Chart Viewer

The mission of the California’s Marine Protected Areas Education and Outreach Initiative is to enhance MPA education through enduring partnerships to empower Californians to protect what they know and love.