The Loreto Bay National Marine Park

The Loreto Bay National Marine ParkThe Loreto Bay National Marine Park was established in 1996 by President Ernesto Zedillo to help protect the fish, sea life and waters north and south of Loreto.

The protected area extends north up the coast from Loreto approximately 12 miles, and out to sea approximately 20 miles, covering almost half a million acres.

The protected area runs to the south over 35 miles, and includes the islands and waters of (from north to south) Isla Coronado, Isla del Carmen, Isla Danzante, Isla Montserrat, and Isla Santa Catalina.

Sportfishing is permitted in the protected area, but commercial fishing is prohibited.