EPA divers work to remove abandoned fishing gear from Puget Sound
Trees falling off of cliffside at Whatcom County-managed Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve

There are county, state and federal marine protected areas off the coast of Washington. The state marine reserves are managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife;[1] aquatic reserves are managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources,[2] and marine state parks are managed by Washington State Parks.[3]

Federally protected marine areas

State protected marine areas

Marine conservation areas

Marine preserves

Aquatic reserves

Marine state parks

Sea Urchin and Sea Cucumber Exclusion Zones

Pacific Octopus Protection Areas in Puget Sound

County and municipal marine protected areas

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (April 2023)

See also


  1. ^ "Marine Protected Areas | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife". wdfw.wa.gov.
  2. ^ "Aquatic Reserves | WA - DNR". www.dnr.wa.gov. Retrieved 2023-04-15.
  3. ^ "Find a Park | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission". www.parks.wa.gov. Retrieved 2023-04-15.
  4. ^ a b c "Parks & Trails | Whatcom County, WA - Official Website". www.whatcomcounty.us. Retrieved 2023-04-15.
  5. ^ "Maury Island Marine Park". Vashon Park District. Retrieved 2023-04-15.