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San Mateo MPAs Brochure

December 11th, 2020

A community guide for recreational and commercial fishermen, beach-goers, kayakers, boaters, and ocean stewards in San Mateo County.

Montara State Marine Reserve, a Marine Protected Area – San Mateo County, California

October 9th, 2020

The Montara State Marine Reserve is a “no take” Marine Protected Area on the San Mateo County coast and part of California’s state wide MPA network. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is inside the MPA.

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Montara State Marine Reserve

March 2nd, 2020

Summer temperatures in California’s land-locked central valley can soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, forcing residents to take refuge in their air-conditioned homes. Another popular way to beat the heat is to visit the coast near San Francisco, where billows of silvery fog and a cool, salt-soaked breeze beckon visitors during the summer months. Montara State Marine […]

Celebrating 50 Years of Protection at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

November 26th, 2019

The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, located along the California coast just north of Half Moon Bay in Moss Beach, is a place that has inspired people since the first Native Americans inhabited the area thousands of years ago. Its unique geography, spectacular views atop coastal bluffs, colorful tidepools, and diverse plant and animal life have made it […]

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pillar Point State Marine Conservation Area

November 15th, 2018

Pillar Point State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) is located on the stunning coastline of San Mateo county just south of San Francisco. This marine protected area (MPA) lies on the northern edge of Half Moon Bay and is known for its abundant marine life, “fish in grey suits” (white sharks), surfers in rubber suits, and […]