Pilots are required to remain above 1000' AGL whenever flying within the 7 prescribed zones as defined in sanctuary regulations at 15 CFR Part 82(a)(11).
Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities include: Disturbing marine mammals or seabirds by flying motorized aircraft at less than 1,000 feet over the waters within any of the seven designated zones described in appendix D to this subpart, except transiting to transport persons or supplies to or from Southeast Farallon Island authorized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, or for enforcement purposes, except to transport persons or supplies to or from the Islands or for enforcement purposes. Failure to maintain a minimum altitude of 1,000 feet above sea level over such waters is presumed to disturb marine mammals or seabirds.
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