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Title 50Chapter VIPart 660Subpart C → §660.79


Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES
Subpart C—West Coast Groundfish Fisheries


§660.79   EFHCAs off the Coast of California.

(a) General. Boundary line coordinates for EFHCA off California are provided in this section. Fishing activity that is prohibited or permitted within the EEZ in a particular area designated as a groundfish EFHCA is detailed at §§660.12, 660.112, 660.130, 660.212, 660.230, 660.312, 660.330, and 660.360.

(b) Brush Patch. The boundary of the Brush Patch EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 41°51.03 N lat., 124°48.65 W long.:

(1) 41°51.03 N lat., 124°48.65 W long.;

(2) 41°51.98 N lat., 124°51.00 W long.;

(3) 41°53.63 N lat., 124°53.12 W long.;

(4) 41°55.22 N lat., 124°54.50 W long.;

(5) 41°57.16 N lat., 124°54.87 W long.;

(6) 41°59.16 N lat., 124°52.89 W long.;

(7) 41°58.93 N lat., 124°51.25 W long.;

(8) 41°57.98 N lat., 124°50.42 W long.;

(9) 41°54.50 N lat., 124°49.72 W long.;

(10) 41°52.66 N lat., 124°47.85 W long.; and

(11) 41°51.24 N lat., 124°47.23 W long.

(c) Trinidad Canyon. The boundary of the Trinidad Canyon EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 41°07.81 N lat., 124°51.29 W long.:

(1) 41°07.81 N lat., 124°51.29 W long.;

(2) 41°14.52 N lat., 124°52.67 W long.;

(3) 41°17.66 N lat., 124°54.31 W long.;

(4) 41°18.37 N lat., 124°45.50 W long.;

(5) 41°17.60 N lat., 124°43.42 W long.; and

(6) 41°09.44 N lat., 124°43.11 W long.

(d) Mad River Rough Patch. The boundary of the Mad River Rough Patch EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 40°53.66 N lat., 124°26.68 W long.:

(1) 40°53.66 N lat., 124°26.68 W long.;

(2) 40°54.49 N lat., 124°28.22 W long.;

(3) 40°54.88 N lat., 124°28.54 W long.;

(4) 40°57.27 N lat., 124°29.10 W long.;

(5) 40°57.37 N lat., 124°28.96 W long.;

(6) 40°57.27 N lat., 124°28.34 W long.;

(7) 40°54.56 N lat., 124°26.25 W long.; and

(8) 40°54.13 N lat., 124°26.27 W long.

(e) Samoa Deepwater. The boundary of the Samoa Deepwater EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 40°50.11 N lat., 124°35.29 W long.:

(1) 40°50.11 N lat., 124°35.29 W long.;

(2) 40°46.37 N lat., 124°34.69 W long.;

(3) 40°48.50 N lat., 124°39.04 W long.;

(4) 40°51.96 N lat., 124°41.23 W long.; and

(5) 40°52.04 N lat., 124°38.08 W long.

(f) Eel River Canyon. The boundary of the Eel River Canyon EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 40°40.33 N lat., 124°41.82 W long.:

(1) 40°40.33 N lat., 124°41.82 W long.;

(2) 40°39.69 N lat., 124°33.36 W long.;

(3) 40°40.13 N lat., 124°32.61 W long.;

(4) 40°39.84 N lat., 124°31.21 W long.;

(5) 40°39.36 N lat., 124°30.48 W long.;

(6) 40°39.42 N lat., 124°29.40 W long.;

(7) 40°38.91 N lat., 124°28.42 W long.;

(8) 40°38.57 N lat., 124°28.49 W long.;

(9) 40°37.56 N lat., 124°28.78 W long.;

(10) 40°37.08 N lat., 124°28.42 W long.;

(11) 40°35.79 N lat., 124°29.21 W long.;

(12) 40°37.52 N lat., 124°33.41 W long.;

(13) 40°37.51 N lat., 124°34.46 W long.;

(14) 40°38.22 N lat., 124°35.72 W long.;

(15) 40°38.27 N lat., 124°39.11 W long.;

(16) 40°37.47 N lat., 124°40.46 W long.;

(17) 40°35.47 N lat., 124°42.97 W long.;

(18) 40°32.78 N lat., 124°44.79 W long.;

(19) 40°24.32 N lat., 124°39.97 W long.;

(20) 40°23.26 N lat., 124°42.45 W long.;

(21) 40°27.34 N lat., 124°51.21 W long.;

(22) 40°32.68 N lat., 125°05.63 W long.;

(23) 40°49.12 N lat., 124°47.41 W long.;

(24) 40°44.32 N lat., 124°46.48 W long.; and

(25) 40°41.67 N lat., 124°42.92 W long.

(g) Blunts Reef. The Blunts Reef EFHCA consists of the two adjacent polygons defined in this paragraph, combined.

(1) Blunts Reef North. The boundary of Blunts Reef North is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 40°30.21 N lat., 124°26.85 W long.:

(i) 40°30.21 N lat., 124°26.85 W long.;

(ii) 40°27.53 N lat., 124°26.84 W long.;

(iii) 40°24.66 N lat., 124°29.49 W long.;

(iv) 40°27.84 N lat., 124°31.92 W long.;

(v) 40°28.31 N lat., 124°33.49 W long.;

(vi) 40°29.99 N lat., 124°33.49 W long.; and

(vii) 40°30.46 N lat., 124°32.23 W long.

(2) Blunts Reef South. The boundary of Blunts Reef South is defined as the areas within the West Coast EEZ shoreward (east) of a boundary line defined by straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the order stated:

(i) 40°27.84 N lat., 124°31.92 W long.;

(ii) 40°28.31 N lat., 124°33.49 W long.;

(iii) 40°22.49 N lat., 124°30.92 W long.; and

(iv) 40°23.67 N lat., 124°28.43 W long.

(h) Mendocino Ridge. The Mendocino Ridge EFHCA consists of the two adjacent polygons defined in this paragraph, combined.

(1) Mendocino Ridge North. The boundary of Mendocino Ridge North is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 40°25.23 N lat., 124°24.06 W long.:

(i) 40°25.23 N lat., 124°24.06 W long.;

(ii) 40°12.50 N lat., 124°22.59 W long.;

(iii) 40°13.84 N lat., 124°31.89 W long.;

(iv) 40°14.96 N lat., 124°35.42 W long.;

(v) 40°15.92 N lat., 124°36.38 W long.;

(vi) 40°15.81 N lat., 124°38.37 W long.;

(vii) 40°17.45 N lat., 124°45.42 W long.;

(viii) 40°18.39 N lat., 124°48.55 W long.;

(ix) 40°19.98 N lat., 124°52.73 W long.;

(x) 40°20.06 N lat., 125°02.18 W long.;

(xi) 40°11.79 N lat., 125°07.39 W long.;

(xii) 40°12.55 N lat., 125°11.56 W long.;

(xiii) 40°12.81 N lat., 125°12.98 W long.;

(xiv) 40°20.72 N lat., 125°57.31 W long.;

(xv) 40°23.96 N lat., 125°56.83 W long.;

(xvi) 40°24.04 N lat., 125°56.82 W long.;

(xvii) 40°25.68 N lat., 125°09.77 W long.;

(xviii) 40°21.03 N lat., 124°33.96 W long.; and

(xix) 40°25.72 N lat., 124°24.15 W long.

(2) Mendocino Ridge South. The boundary of Mendocino Ridge South is defined as the areas within the West Coast EEZ shoreward (east) of a boundary line defined by connecting the following coordinates in the order stated:

(i) 40°10.03 N lat., 124°20.51 W long.;

(ii) 40°10.42 N lat., 124°22.26 W long.;

(iii) 40°13.84 N lat., 124°31.89 W long.; and

(iv) 40°12.82 N lat., 124°24.85 W long.

(i) Delgada Canyon. The boundary of the Delgada Canyon EFHCA is defined as the areas of the state territorial sea, east of the West Coast EEZ and within a boundary line defined by connecting the following coordinates in the order stated:

(1) 40°06.58 N lat., 124°07.39 W long.;

(2) 40°01.37 N lat., 124°08.79 W long.;

(3) 40°04.35 N lat., 124°10.89 W long.;

(4) 40°05.71 N lat., 124°09.42 W long.;

(5) 40°07.18 N lat., 124°09.61 W long.; and

(6) 40°07.13 N lat., 124°09.09 W long.

(j) Tolo Bank. The boundary of the Tolo Bank EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 39°58.75 N lat., 124°04.58 W long.:

(1) 39°58.75 N lat., 124°04.58 W long.;

(2) 39°56.05 N lat., 124°01.45 W long.;

(3) 39°53.99 N lat., 124°00.17 W long.;

(4) 39°52.28 N lat., 124°03.12 W long.; and

(5) 39°57.90 N lat., 124°07.07 W long.

(k) Navarro Canyon. The boundary of the Navarro Canyon EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 39°04.76 N lat., 124°11.80 W long.:

(1) 39°04.76 N lat., 124°11.80 W long.;

(2) 39°11.84 N lat., 124°13.30 W long.;

(3) 39°11.39 N lat., 124°10.38 W long.;

(4) 39°08.73 N lat., 124°10.38 W long.;

(5) 39°07.16 N lat., 124°08.98 W long.; and

(6) 39°06.07 N lat., 124°08.55 W long.

(l) Point Arena North. The boundary of the Point Arena North EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 39°03.32 N lat., 123°51.15 W long.:

(1) 39°03.32 N lat., 123°51.15 W long.;

(2) 38°56.54 N lat., 123°49.79 W long.;

(3) 38°54.12 N lat., 123°52.69 W long.;

(4) 38°59.64 N lat., 123°55.02 W long.; and

(5) 39°02.83 N lat., 123°55.21 W long.

(m) Point Arena South Biogenic Area. The boundary of the Point Arena South Biogenic Area EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 38°33.24 N lat., 123°35.18 W long.:

(1) 38°33.24 N lat., 123°35.18 W long.;

(2) 38°32.01 N lat., 123°35.78 W long.;

(3) 38°33.19 N lat., 123°40.30 W long.;

(4) 38°34.62 N lat., 123°42.32 W long.;

(5) 38°35.98 N lat., 123°44.22 W long.;

(6) 38°38.27 N lat., 123°46.57 W long.;

(7) 38°41.11 N lat., 123°48.69 W long.;

(8) 38°41.95 N lat., 123°45.41 W long.;

(9) 38°36.02 N lat., 123°41.30 W long.; and

(10) 38°34.37 N lat., 123°37.47 W long.

(n) The Football. The boundary of The Football EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 38°24.36 N lat., 123°32.10 W long.:

(1) 38°24.36 N lat., 123°32.10 W long.;

(2) 38°23.58 N lat., 123°33.96 W long.;

(3) 38°29.10 N lat., 123°37.32 W long.; and

(4) 38°29.04 N lat., 123°35.04 W long.

(o) Gobbler's Knob. The boundary of the Gobbler's Knob EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 38°06.84 N lat., 123°25.98 W long.:

(1) 38°06.84 N lat., 123°25.98 W long.;

(2) 38°07.14 N lat., 123°27.60 W long.;

(3) 38°11.64 N lat., 123°29.58 W long.;

(4) 38°12.36 N lat., 123°28.80 W long.;

(5) 38°12.42 N lat., 123°27.78 W long.; and

(6) 38°08.70 N lat., 123°25.98 W long.

(p) Point Reyes Reef. The boundary of the Point Reyes Reef EFHCA is defined as the areas within the West Coast EEZ shoreward (east) of a boundary line defined by connecting the following coordinates in the order stated:

(1) 38°2.88 N lat., 123°03.46 W long.;

(2) 38°2.98 N lat., 123°03.84 W long.;

(3) 38°6.52 N lat., 123°03.63 W long.;

(4) 38°8.69 N lat., 123°01.86 W long.; and

(5) 38°8.92 N lat., 123°00.90 W long.

(q) Cordell Bank/Biogenic Area. The boundary of the Cordell Bank/Biogenic Area EFHCA is located offshore of California's Marin County defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 38°05.46 N lat., 123°25.97 W long.:

(1) 38°05.46 N lat., 123°25.97 W long.;

(2) 38°04.44 N lat., 123°24.44 W long.;

(3) 38°03.05 N lat., 123°21.33 W long.;

(4) 38°03.07 N lat., 123°07.35 W long.;

(5) 38°02.84 N lat., 123°07.36 W long.;

(6) 38°01.09 N lat., 123°07.06 W long.;

(7) 38°01.02 N lat., 123°22.08 W long.;

(8) 37°54.75 N lat., 123°23.64 W long.;

(9) 37°46.01 N lat., 123°25.62 W long.;

(10) 37°46.68 N lat., 123°27.05 W long.;

(11) 37°47.66 N lat., 123°28.18 W long.;

(12) 37°50.26 N lat., 123°30.94 W long.;

(13) 37°54.41 N lat., 123°32.69 W long.;

(14) 37°56.94 N lat., 123°32.87 W long.;

(15) 37°57.09 N lat., 123°26.39 W long.;

(16) 37°57.76 N lat., 123°26.48 W long.;

(17) 37°58.57 N lat., 123°26.95 W long.;

(18) 37°59.94 N lat., 123°28.58 W long.;

(19) 38°00.27 N lat., 123°29.32 W long.;

(20) 38°00.63 N lat., 123°29.95 W long.;

(21) 38°01.23 N lat., 123°30.53 W long.;

(22) 38°01.60 N lat., 123°30.81 W long.;

(23) 38°01.84 N lat., 123°31.05 W long.;

(24) 38°02.00 N lat., 123°31.31 W long.;

(25) 38°02.37 N lat., 123°31.45 W long.;

(26) 38°03.99 N lat., 123°30.75 W long.;

(27) 38°04.85 N lat., 123°30.36 W long.; and

(28) 38°05.73 N lat., 123°28.46 W long.

(r) Cordell Bank (50-fm (91-m) isobath). The boundary of the Cordell Bank (50-fm (91-m) isobath) EFHCA is located offshore of California's Marin County defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 37°57.62 N lat., 123°24.22 W long.:

(1) 37°57.62 N lat., 123°24.22 W long.;

(2) 37°57.70 N lat., 123°25.25 W long.;

(3) 37°59.47 N lat., 123°26.63 W long.;

(4) 38°00.24 N lat., 123°27.87 W long.;

(5) 38°00.98 N lat., 123°27.65 W long.;

(6) 38°02.81 N lat., 123°28.75 W long.;

(7) 38°04.26 N lat., 123°29.25 W long.;

(8) 38°04.55 N lat., 123°28.32 W long.;

(9) 38°03.87 N lat., 123°27.69 W long.;

(10) 38°04.27 N lat., 123°26.68 W long.;

(11) 38°02.67 N lat., 123°24.17 W long.;

(12) 38°00.87 N lat., 123°23.15 W long.;

(13) 37°59.32 N lat., 123°22.52 W long.; and

(14) 37°58.24 N lat., 123°23.16 W long.

(s) Rittenburg Bank. The boundary of the Rittenburg Bank EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 37°51.36 N lat., 123°19.18 W long.:

(1) 37°51.36 N lat., 123°19.18 W long.;

(2) 37°53.61 N lat., 123°21.67 W long.;

(3) 37°54.32 N lat., 123°19.69 W long.;

(4) 37°53.98 N lat., 123°18.99 W long.;

(5) 37°54.96 N lat., 123°16.32 W long.; and

(6) 37°53.32 N lat., 123°15.00 W long.

(t) Farallon Islands/Fanny Shoal/Cochrane Bank. The boundary of the Farallon Islands/Fanny Shoal/Cochrane Bank EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 37°51.58 N lat., 123°14.07 W long.:

(1) 37°51.58 N lat., 123°14.07 W long.;

(2) 37°44.51 N lat., 123°01.50 W long.;

(3) 37°41.71 N lat., 122°58.38 W long.;

(4) 37°40.80 N lat., 122°58.54 W long.;

(5) 37°39.87 N lat., 122°59.64 W long.;

(6) 37°42.05 N lat., 123°03.72 W long.;

(7) 37°43.73 N lat., 123°04.45 W long.;

(8) 37°46.94 N lat., 123°11.65 W long.;

(9) 37°46.51 N lat., 123°14.14 W long.;

(10) 37°47.87 N lat., 123°16.94 W long.; and

(11) 37°49.23 N lat., 123°16.81 W long.

(u) Farallon Escarpment. The boundary of the Farallon Escarpment EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 37°44.85 N lat., 123°13.73 W long.:

(1) 37°44.85 N lat., 123°13.73 W long.;

(2) 37°45.58 N lat., 123°12.74 W long.;

(3) 37°45.18 N lat., 123°11.87 W long.;

(4) 37°42.71 N lat., 123°09.04 W long.;

(5) 37°40.73 N lat., 123°08.42 W long.;

(6) 37°39.15 N lat., 123°06.76 W long.;

(7) 37°38.26 N lat., 123°08.27 W long.;

(8) 37°34.32 N lat., 123°07.43 W long.;

(9) 37°29.55 N lat., 123°09.74 W long.;

(10) 37°29.18 N lat., 123°13.97 W long.;

(11) 37°40.29 N lat., 123°12.83 W long.;

(12) 37°47.52 N lat., 123°25.28 W long.; and

(13) 37°50.65 N lat., 123°24.57 W long.

(v) Half Moon Bay. The boundary of the Half Moon Bay EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 37°18.14 N lat., 122°31.15 W long.:

(1) 37°18.14 N lat., 122°31.15 W long.;

(2) 37°19.80 N lat., 122°34.70 W long.;

(3) 37°19.28 N lat., 122°38.76 W long.;

(4) 37°23.54 N lat., 122°40.75 W long.;

(5) 37°25.41 N lat., 122°33.20 W long.; and

(6) 37°23.28 N lat., 122°30.71 W long.

(w) Pescadero Reef. The boundary of the Pescadero Reef EFHCA is defined as the areas within the West Coast EEZ shoreward (east) of a boundary line defined by connecting the following coordinates in the order stated:

(1) 37°17.18 N lat., 122°28.34 W long.;

(2) 37°17.76 N lat., 122°29.59 W long.;

(3) 37°19.38 N lat., 122°29.63 W long.; and

(4) 37°19.50 N lat., 122°28.00 W long.;

(x) Pigeon Point Reef. The boundary of the Pigeon Point EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 37°06.02 N lat., 122°28.14 W long.:

(1) 37°06.02 N lat., 122°28.14 W long.;

(2) 37°08.91 N lat., 122°31.76 W long.;

(3) 37°10.29 N lat., 122°29.70 W long.; and

(4) 37°07.20 N lat., 122°26.82 W long.

(y) Ascension Canyonhead. The boundary of the Ascension Canyonhead EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 36°56.88 N lat., 122°24.84 W long.:

(1) 36°56.88 N lat., 122°24.84 W long.;

(2) 36°57.30 N lat., 122°26.36 W long.;

(3) 36°56.65 N lat., 122°27.06 W long.;

(4) 37°01.55 N lat., 122°24.73 W long.;

(5) 37°01.40 N lat., 122°24.37 W long.;

(6) 37°01.00 N lat., 122°24.35 W long.;

(7) 37°00.61 N lat., 122°24.03 W long.; and

(8) 36°59.20 N lat., 122°24.64 W long.

(z) South of Davenport. The boundary of the South of Davenport EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 36°54.00 N lat., 122°13.05 W long.:

(1) 36°54.00 N lat., 122°13.05 W long.;

(2) 36°56.79 N lat., 122°17.91 W long.;

(3) 36°57.80 N lat., 122°18.14 W long.;

(4) 36°57.84 N lat., 122°17.72 W long.;

(5) 36°57.38 N lat., 122°17.05 W long.;

(6) 36°55.84 N lat., 122°14.26 W long.;

(7) 36°54.80 N lat., 122°12.61 W long.; and

(8) 36°54.49 N lat., 122°12.48 W long.

(aa) Monterey Bay/Canyon. The boundary of the Monterey Bay/Canyon EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 36°54.17 N lat., 122°23.68 W long.:

(1) 36°54.17 N lat., 122°23.68 W long.;

(2) 36°53.58 N lat., 122°22.48 W long.;

(3) 36°52.72 N lat., 122°22.11 W long.;

(4) 36°49.09 N lat., 122°21.84 W long.;

(5) 36°50.47 N lat., 122°19.03 W long.;

(6) 36°49.60 N lat., 122°15.08 W long.;

(7) 36°49.37 N lat., 122°15.20 W long.;

(8) 36°48.31 N lat., 122°18.59 W long.;

(9) 36°45.55 N lat., 122°18.91 W long.;

(10) 36°44.32 N lat., 122°18.49 W long.;

(11) 36°42.04 N lat., 122°16.07 W long.;

(12) 36°40.30 N lat., 122°13.31 W long.;

(13) 36°39.88 N lat., 122°09.69 W long.;

(14) 36°40.02 N lat., 122°09.09 W long.;

(15) 36°40.99 N lat., 122°08.53 W long.;

(16) 36°41.30 N lat., 122°09.35 W long.;

(17) 36°44.94 N lat., 122°08.46 W long.;

(18) 36°46.31 N lat., 122°05.48 W long.;

(19) 36°48.50 N lat., 122°06.02 W long.;

(20) 36°49.18 N lat., 122°03.12 W long.;

(21) 36°47.80 N lat., 122°02.71 W long.;

(22) 36°49.60 N lat., 122°00.85 W long.;

(23) 36°51.53 N lat., 121°58.25 W long.;

(24) 36°50.78 N lat., 121°56.89 W long.;

(25) 36°47.39 N lat., 121°58.16 W long.;

(26) 36°48.34 N lat., 121°50.95 W long.;

(27) 36°47.23 N lat., 121°52.25 W long.;

(28) 36°45.60 N lat., 121°54.17 W long.;

(29) 36°44.76 N lat., 121°56.04 W long.;

(30) 36°41.68 N lat., 121°56.33 W long.;

(31) 36°38.21 N lat., 121°55.96 W long.; extending along the mainland coast to

(32) 36°25.31 N lat., 121°54.86 W long.;

(33) 36°25.25 N lat., 121°58.34 W long.;

(34) 36°30.86 N lat., 122°00.45 W long.;

(35) 36°30.78 N lat., 122°01.32 W long.;

(36) 36°31.22 N lat., 122°01.35 W long.;

(37) 36°32.38 N lat., 122°01.69 W long.;

(38) 36°35.41 N lat., 122°04.44 W long.;

(39) 36°34.69 N lat., 122°04.99 W long.;

(40) 36°30.59 N lat., 122°03.45 W long.;

(41) 36°30.02 N lat., 122°09.85 W long.;

(42) 36°30.23 N lat., 122°36.82 W long.;

(43) 36°55.08 N lat., 122°36.46 W long.;

(44) 36°54.01 N lat., 122°29.95 W long.;

(45) 36°56.65 N lat., 122°27.06 W long.;

(46) 36°57.30 N lat., 122°26.36 W long.;

(47) 36°56.88 N lat., 122°24.84 W long.; and

(48) 36°56.53 N lat., 122°23.58 W long.

(bb) West of Sobranes Point. The boundary of the West of Sobranes Point EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 36°30.59 N lat., 122°03.45 W long.:

(1) 36°30.59 N lat., 122°03.45 W long.;

(2) 36°25.41 N lat., 122°13.54 W long.;

(3) 36°25.71 N lat., 122°17.22 W long.; and

(4) 36°30.02 N lat., 122°09.85 W long.

(cc) Point Sur Deep. The boundary of the Point Sur Deep EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 36°17.95 N lat., 122°17.13 W long.:

(1) 36°17.95 N lat., 122°17.13 W long.;

(2) 36°17.83 N lat., 122°22.56 W long.;

(3) 36°22.33 N lat., 122°22.99 W long.;

(4) 36°26.00 N lat., 122°20.81 W long.; and

(5) 36°25.41 N lat., 122°13.54 W long.

(dd) Big Sur Coast/Port San Luis. The Big Sur Coast/Port San Luis EFHCA consists of the three adjacent polygons defined in this paragraph, combined.

(1) Main. The main polygon covers Davidson Seamount, portions of Santa Lucia Bank and Sur Canyon, and is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 36°15.74 N lat., 121°56.75 W long.:

(i) 36°15.74 N lat., 121°56.75 W long.;

(ii) 36°15.84 N lat., 121°56.35 W long.;

(iii) 36°14.27 N lat., 121°53.89 W long.;

(iv) 36°10.93 N lat., 121°48.66 W long.;

(v) 36°07.40 N lat., 121°43.14 W long.;

(vi) 36°07.36 N lat., 121°43.26 W long.;

(vii) 35°59.00 N lat., 121°50.49 W long.;

(viii) 35°55.70 N lat., 121°50.02 W long.;

(ix) 35°53.05 N lat., 121°56.69 W long.;

(x) 35°38.99 N lat., 121°49.73 W long.;

(xi) 35°20.06 N lat., 121°27.00 W long.;

(xii) 35°20.39 N lat., 121°33.08 W long.;

(xiii) 35°09.72 N lat., 121°33.92 W long.;

(xiv) 35°06.21 N lat., 121°33.51 W long.;

(xv) 35°04.09 N lat., 121°32.19 W long.;

(xvi) 35°02.65 N lat., 121°30.63 W long.;

(xvii) 35°02.79 N lat., 121°26.30 W long.;

(xviii) 34°58.71 N lat., 121°24.21 W long.;

(xix) 34°47.24 N lat., 121°22.40 W long.;

(xx) 34°35.70 N lat., 121°45.99 W long.;

(xxi) 35°47.36 N lat., 122°30.25 W long.;

(xxii) 35°27.26 N lat., 122°45.15 W long.;

(xxiii) 35°34.39 N lat., 123°00.25 W long.;

(xxiv) 36°01.64 N lat., 122°40.76 W long.;

(xxv) 36°17.41 N lat., 122°41.22 W long.;

(xxvi) 36°17.83 N lat., 122°22.56 W long.;

(xxvii) 36°17.95 N lat., 122°17.13 W long.;

(xxviii) 36°13.85 N lat., 122°15.95 W long.;

(xxix) 36°12.30 N lat., 122°10.19 W long.;

(xxx) 36°09.95 N lat., 122°03.73 W long.;

(xxxi) 36°09.93 N lat., 121°56.57 W long.;

(xxxii) 36°11.89 N lat., 121°55.81 W long.;

(xxxiii) 36°12.58 N lat., 121°58.55 W long.;

(xxxiv) 36°13.95 N lat., 121°58.45 W long.;

(xxxv) 36°14.84 N lat., 122°00.28 W long.; and

(xxxvi) 36°15.21 N lat., 121°58.83 W long.

(2) North. This area is a northern expansion in the vicinity of Point Sur Platform and is defined as the areas within the West Coast EEZ shoreward (east) of a boundary line defined by connecting the following coordinates in the order stated:

(i) 36°15.74 N lat., 121°56.75 W long.;

(ii) 36°15.21 N lat., 121°58.83 W long.;

(iii) 36°16.66 N lat., 122°01.19 W long.;

(iv) 36°17.95 N lat., 122°02.25 W long.;

(v) 36°18.56 N lat., 122°01.53 W long.; and

(vi) 36°17.65 N lat., 121°57.85 W long.

(3) Northeast. This area is a northeastern expansion in the vicinity of Partington Point and Lopez Point and is defined as the areas within the West Coast EEZ shoreward (east) of a boundary line defined by connecting the following coordinates in the order stated:

(i) 36°02.32 N lat., 121°39.40 W long.;

(ii) 35°58.89 N lat., 121°45.38 W long.;

(iii) 35°59.00 N lat., 121°50.49 W long.; and

(iv) 36°07.36 N lat., 121°43.26 W long.

(ee) Davidson Seamount. The boundary of the Davidson Seamount EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 35°54.00 N lat., 123°00.00 W long.:

(1) 35°54.00 N lat., 123°00.00 W long.;

(2) 35°54.00 N lat., 122°30.00 W long.;

(3) 35°30.00 N lat., 122°30.00 W long.; and

(4) 35°30.00 N lat., 123°00.00 W long.

(ff) La Cruz Canyon. The boundary of the La Cruz Canyon EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 35°42.85 N lat., 121°25.92 W long.:

(1) 35°42.85 N lat., 121°25.92 W long.;

(2) 35°42.83 N lat., 121°26.31 W long.;

(3) 35°43.63 N lat., 121°26.92 W long.;

(4) 35°45.14 N lat., 121°27.61 W long.;

(5) 35°46.88 N lat., 121°27.80 W long.;

(6) 35°49.15 N lat., 121°29.43 W long.;

(7) 35°49.53 N lat., 121°28.71 W long.;

(8) 35°49.15 N lat., 121°27.84 W long.;

(9) 35°48.68 N lat., 121°27.58 W long.;

(10) 35°47.84 N lat., 121°27.75 W long.;

(11) 35°46.50 N lat., 121°26.57 W long.;

(12) 35°45.40 N lat., 121°25.99 W long.;

(13) 35°44.19 N lat., 121°24.69 W long.; and

(14) 35°43.83 N lat., 121°26.52 W long.

(gg) West of Piedras Blancas State Marine Conservation Area. The boundary of the West of Piedras Blancas SMCA EFHCA is defined as the areas within the West Coast EEZ shoreward (east) of a boundary line defined by connecting the following coordinates in the order stated:

(1) 35°39.12 N lat., 121°20.94 W long.;

(2) 35°39.11 N lat., 121°21.32 W long.;

(3) 35°40.63 N lat., 121°22.63 W long.;

(4) 35°42.84 N lat., 121°23.67 W long.; and

(5) 35°42.85 N lat., 121°22.81 W long.

(hh) East San Lucia Bank. The boundary of the East San Lucia Bank EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 34°45.09 N. lat., 121°05.73 W. long.:

(1) 34°45.09 N lat., 121°05.73 W long.;

(2) 34°39.90 N lat., 121°10.30 W long.;

(3) 34°43.39 N lat., 121°14.73 W long.;

(4) 34°52.83 N lat., 121°14.85 W long.; and

(5) 34°52.82 N lat., 121°05.90 W long.

(ii) Point Conception. The boundary of the Point Conception EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 34°29.24 N lat., 120°36.05 W long.:

(1) 34°29.24 N lat., 120°36.05 W long.;

(2) 34°28.57 N lat., 120°34.44 W long.;

(3) 34°26.81 N lat., 120°33.21 W long.;

(4) 34°24.54 N lat., 120°32.23 W long.;

(5) 34°23.41 N lat., 120°30.61 W long.;

(6) 33°53.05 N lat., 121°05.19 W long.;

(7) 34°13.64 N lat., 121°20.91 W long.;

(8) 34°40.04 N lat., 120°54.01 W long.;

(9) 34°36.41 N lat., 120°43.48 W long.;

(10) 34°33.50 N lat., 120°43.72 W long.;

(11) 34°31.22 N lat., 120°42.06 W long.;

(12) 34°30.04 N lat., 120°40.27 W long.;

(13) 34°30.02 N lat., 120°40.23 W long.; and

(14) 34°29.26 N lat., 120°37.89 W long.

(jj) Harris Point. The boundary of the Harris Point EFHCA is defined by the mean high water line and straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated:

(1) 34°03.10 N lat., 120°23.30 W long.;

(2) 34°12.50 N lat., 120°23.30 W long.;

(3) 34°12.50 N lat., 120°18.40 W long.;

(4) 34°01.80 N lat., 120°18.40 W long.;

(5) 34°02.90 N lat., 120°20.20 W long.; and

(6) 34°03.50 N lat., 120°21.30 W long.

(kk) Harris Point Exception. An exemption to the Harris Point reserve, where commercial and recreational take of living marine resources is allowed, exists between the mean high water line in Cuyler Harbor and a straight line connecting all of the following points:

(1) 34°02.90 N lat., 120°20.20 W long.; and

(2) 34°03.50 N lat., 120°21.30 W long.

(ll) Richardson Rock. The boundary of the Richardson Rock EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 34°10.40 N lat., 120°28.20 W long.:

(1) 34°10.40 N lat., 120°28.20 W long.;

(2) 34°10.40 N lat., 120°36.29 W long.;

(3) 34°02.21 N lat., 120°36.29 W long.; and

(4) 34°02.21 N lat., 120°28.20 W long.

(mm) Scorpion. The boundary of the Scorpion EFHCA is defined by the mean high water line and a straight line connecting all of the following points in the order stated:

(1) 34°02.94 N lat., 119°35.50 W long.;

(2) 34°09.35 N lat., 119°35.50 W long.;

(3) 34°09.35 N lat., 119°32.80 W long.; and

(4) 34°02.80 N lat., 119°32.80 W long.

(nn) Painted Cave. The boundary of the Painted Cave EFHCA is defined by the mean high water line and a straight line connecting all of the following points in the order stated:

(1) 34°04.50 N lat., 119°53.00 W long.;

(2) 34°05.20 N lat., 119°53.00 W long.;

(3) 34°05.00 N lat., 119°51.00 W long.; and

(4) 34°04.00 N lat., 119°51.00 W long.

(oo) Anacapa Island. The boundary of the Anacapa Island EFHCA is defined by the mean high water line and straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated:

(1) 34°00.80 N lat., 119°26.70 W long.;

(2) 34°05.00 N lat., 119°26.70 W long.;

(3) 34°05.00 N lat., 119°21.40 W long.; and

(4) 34°01.00 N lat., 119°21.40 W long.

(pp) Carrington Point. The boundary of the Carrington Point EFHCA is defined by the mean high water line and straight lines connecting all of the following points:

(1) 34°01.30 N lat., 120°05.20 W long.;

(2) 34°04.00 N lat., 120°05.20 W long.;

(3) 34°04.00 N lat., 120°01.00 W long.;

(4) 34°00.50 N lat., 120°01.00 W long.; and

(5) 34°00.50 N lat., 120°02.80 W long.

(qq) Judith Rock. The boundary of the Judith Rock EFHCA is defined by the mean high water line and a straight line connecting all of the following points in the order stated:

(1) 34°01.80 N lat., 120°26.60 W long.;

(2) 33°58.50 N lat., 120°26.60 W long.;

(3) 33°58.50 N lat., 120°25.30 W long.; and

(4) 34°01.50 N lat., 120°25.30 W long.

(rr) Skunk Point. The boundary of the Skunk Point EFHCA is defined by the mean high water line and straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated:

(1) 33°59.00 N lat., 119°58.80 W long.;

(2) 33°59.00 N lat., 119°58.02 W long.;

(3) 33°57.10 N lat., 119°58.00 W long.; and

(4) 33°57.10 N lat., 119°58.20 W long.

(ss) Footprint. The boundary of the Footprint EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 33°59.00 N lat., 119°26.00 W long.:

(1) 33°59.00 N lat., 119°26.00 W long.;

(2) 33°59.00 N lat., 119°31.00 W long.;

(3) 33°54.11 N lat., 119°31.00 W long.; and

(4) 33°54.11 N lat., 119°26.00 W long.

(tt) Gull Island. The boundary of the Gull Island EFHCA is defined by the mean high water line and straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated:

(1) 33°58.02 N lat., 119°51.00 W long.;

(2) 33°58.02 N lat., 119°53.00 W long.;

(3) 33°51.63 N lat., 119°53.00 W long.;

(4) 33°51.62 N lat., 119°48.00 W long.; and

(5) 33°57.70 N lat., 119°48.00 W long.

(uu) South Point. The boundary of the South Point EFHCA is defined by the mean high water line and straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated:

(1) 33°55.00 N lat., 120°10.00 W long.;

(2) 33°50.40 N lat., 120°10.00 W long.;

(3) 33°50.40 N lat., 120°06.50 W long.; and

(4) 33°53.80 N lat., 120°06.50 W long.

(vv) Hidden Reef/Kidney Bank. The boundary of the Hidden Reef/Kidney Bank EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 33°48.00 N lat., 119°15.06 W long.:

(1) 33°48.00 N lat., 119°15.06 W long.;

(2) 33°48.00 N lat., 118°57.06 W long.;

(3) 33°33.00 N lat., 118°57.06 W long.; and

(4) 33°33.00 N lat., 119°15.06 W long.

(ww) Catalina Island. The boundary of the Catalina Island EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 33°34.71 N lat., 118°11.40 W long.:

(1) 33°34.71 N lat., 118°11.40 W long.;

(2) 33°25.88 N lat., 118°03.76 W long.;

(3) 33°11.69 N lat., 118°09.21 W long.;

(4) 33°19.73 N lat., 118°35.41 W long.;

(5) 33°23.90 N lat., 118°35.11 W long.;

(6) 33°25.68 N lat., 118°41.66 W long.;

(7) 33°30.25 N lat., 118°42.25 W long.;

(8) 33°32.73 N lat., 118°38.38 W long.; and

(9) 33°27.07 N lat., 118°20.33 W long.

(xx) Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara EFHCA is defined by the mean high water line and straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated:

(1) 33°28.50 N lat., 119°01.70 W long.;

(2) 33°28.50 N lat., 118°54.54 W long.;

(3) 33°21.78 N lat., 118°54.54 W long.;

(4) 33°21.78 N lat., 119°02.20 W long.; and

(5) 33°27.90 N lat., 119°02.20 W long.

(yy) Potato Bank. Potato Bank is within the Western Cowcod Conservation Area, defined at §660.70. The boundary of the Potato Bank EFHCA is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 33°11.00' N lat., 119°55.67' W long.:

(1) 33°11.00 N lat., 119°55.67 W long.;

(2) 33°21.00 N lat., 119°55.67 W long.;

(3) 33°21.00 N lat., 119°45.67 W long.; and

(4) 33°11.00 N lat., 119°45.67 W long.

(zz) Cherry Bank. Cherry Bank is within the Cowcod Conservation Area West, an area south of Point Conception. The Cherry Bank EFH Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 32°59.00 N lat., 119°32.05 W long.:

(1) 32°59.00 N lat., 119°32.05 W long.;

(2) 32°59.00 N lat., 119°17.05 W long.;

(3) 32°46.00 N lat., 119°17.05 W long.; and

(4) 32°46.00 N lat., 119°32.05 W long.

(aaa) Cowcod EFHCA East. The Cowcod EFHCA East is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated and connecting back to 32°41.15 N lat., 118°02.00 W long.:

(1) 32°41.15 N lat., 118°02.00 W long.;

(2) 32°42.00 N lat., 118°02.00 W long.;

(3) 32°42.00 N lat., 117°50.00 W long.;

(4) 32°36.70 N lat., 117°50.00 W long.;

(5) 32°30.00 N lat., 117°53.50 W long.;

(6) 32°30.00 N lat., 118°02.00 W long.; and

(7) 32°40.49 N lat., 118°02.00 W long.

(bbb) Southern California Bight. The boundary of the Southern California Bight EFHCA is defined as the area that includes all waters within the West Coast EEZ that is: south of a straight line connecting 34°02.65 N lat., 120°54.25 W long. and 34°23.09 N lat., 120°30.98 W long.; shoreward (east and northeast) of the boundary line approximating the 700-fm (1280-m) depth contour, defined at §660.76(b) and seaward (south and southwest) of a line defined by the inner boundary of the West Coast EEZ and a series of straight lines connecting the coordinates listed below in the order stated. The straight line segments and coordinates defined below exclude nearshore portions of the West Coast EEZ from this EFHCA.

(1) Northern Boundary. The northern boundary of the Southern California Bight EFHCA is a straight line connecting the following points in the order stated.

(i) 34°02.68 N lat., 120°54.30 W long.; and

(ii) 34°23.09 N lat., 120°30.98 W long.

(2) Santa Barbara Channel. In the area of the Santa Barbara Channel, the EFHCA extends seaward/southwest of a boundary line defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated:

(i) 34°02.68 N lat., 120°54.30 W long.;

(ii) 34°23.09 N lat., 120°30.98 W long.;

(iii) 34°21.64 N lat., 120°25.32 W long.;

(iv) 34°23.55 N lat., 120°15.12 W long.;

(v) 34°20.15 N lat., 119°57.09 W long.;

(vi) 34°16.84 N lat., 119°49.14 W long.;

(vii) 34°11.24 N lat., 119°42.12 W long.;

(viii) 34°11.30 N lat., 119°37.11 W long.;

(ix) 34°09.89 N lat., 119°29.78 W long.;

(x) 34°09.19 N lat., 119°27.45 W long.;

(xi) 34°04.70 N lat., 119°15.38 W long.;

(xii) 34°03.33 N lat., 119°12.93 W long.; and

(xiii) 34°02.84 N lat., 119°07.92 W long.

(3) Santa Monica Bay. In the area of Santa Monica bay, the EFHCA extends seaward/southwest of a boundary line defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated:

(i) 33°58.64 N lat., 118°44.34 W long.;

(ii) 33°55.90 N lat., 118°36.39 W long.;

(iii) 33°53.54 N lat., 118°39.81 W long.;

(iv) 33°50.10 N lat., 118°36.30 W long.; and

(v) 33°46.75 N lat., 118°29.33 W long.

(4) San Pedro Bay. In the area between Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA, the EFHCA extends seaward/southwest of a boundary line defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated:

(i) 33°39.28 N lat., 118°16.82 W long.;

(ii) 33°35.78 N lat., 118°17.28 W long.;

(iii) 33°33.74 N lat., 118°12.53 W long.;

(iv) 33°34.71 N lat., 118°11.40 W long.;

(v) 33°32.69 N lat., 118°09.66 W long.; and

(vi) 33°33.70 N lat., 117°57.43 W long.

(5) San Clemente. In the area between Dana Point, CA and Oceanside, CA, the EFHCA extends seaward/southwest of a boundary line defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated:

(i) 33°24.37 N lat., 117°42.49 W long.;

(ii) 33°16.07 N lat., 117°34.74 W long.; and

(iii) 33°09.00 N lat., 117°25.27 W long.

(6) San Diego. In the area west of San Diego, CA, the EFHCA extends seaward/west of a boundary line defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated:

(i) 32°51.02 N lat., 117°20.47 W long.;

(ii) 32°46.31 N lat., 117°23.44 W long.;

(iii) 32°42.68 N lat., 117°20.98 W long.; and

(iv) 32°34.18 N lat., 117°21.08 W long.

[84 FR 63979, Nov. 19, 2019; 84 FR 70905, Dec. 26, 2019]

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