Cordell Banks Closed Area

The Cordell Banks are located offshore of California's Marin County, just north of San Francisco Bay.  Commercial and recreational fishing for groundfish, except "other flatfish" as specified at §§ 660.230, 660.330 and 660.360, is prohibited in waters of depths less than 100-fm (183-m) around Cordell Banks as defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates at § 660.70.

The Cordell Banks Closed Area has been in place in the Pacific Coast Groundfish regulations since 2005.  Coordinates designating its boundary were revised in 2007.

Additional restrictions may apply to activities conducted in the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.