Section 1591 Of Article 5. Classification Of Marine Managed Areas With Harvest Restrictions From California Fish And Game Code >> Division 2. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 5.

. (a) The Marine Managed Areas Improvement Act (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 36600) of Division 27 of the Public Resources Code) establishes a uniform classification system for state marine managed areas and is incorporated herein by reference. Any proposals for marine protected areas made after January 1, 2002, shall follow the guidelines set forth in that act. Pursuant to Section 36750 of the Public Resources Code, all marine protected areas in existence and not reclassified in accordance with the Marine Life Protection Act (Chapter 10.5 (commencing with Section 2850) of Division 3) on January 1, 2002, shall be reclassified by the State Interagency Coordinating Committee established pursuant to Section 36800 of the Public Resources Code into one of the following classifications:
  (1) State marine reserve.
  (2) State marine park.
  (3) State marine conservation area.
  (b) State marine recreational management areas established by the commission for hunting purposes, state marine reserves, and state marine conservation areas shall be designated, deleted, or modified by the commission pursuant to that act. The restrictions and allowable uses applicable to those areas are as set forth in that act.