Yes, but only certain species and by using specific methods (see below). The MPA west of the Reserve and south of Seacoast Drive is called the Tijuana River Mouth State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA).
Tijuana River Mouth SMCA
Effective: January 1, 2012
The SMCA is approximately 1.5 miles wide (west-east, starting at the mean high tide line) and 3miles long (north-south, starting at the south end of Seacoast Drive). View Map.
What am I allowed to fish?
Northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax)
Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax)
Pacific mackerel (Scomber japonicus)
Jack mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus)
How am I allowed to fish?
Recreational Fishing: by hand-held dip net only.
Commercial Fishing: by round haul net only.