Pilots are required to remain above 1000' AGL whenever flying within 1 nautical mile of the Farallon Islands, Bolinas Lagoon, or any Area of Special Biological Significance (ASBS), as designated by the State of California (15 CFR Ch. IX §922.82).
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 one nautical mile of the Farallon Islands, Bolinas Lagoon, or any ASBS, 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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Learn more about Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary regulations.