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California Marine Protected Areas

Lover's Cove State Marine Conservation Area (Catalina Island)
Important: As of March 1, 2016 new MPA regulations are in effect.
Management Area: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)

County: Los Angeles

Nearest Port: Avalon Harbor

Regulations in Effect Since: 1/1/2012

Boundaries: This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:

33° 20.460' N. lat. 118° 18.900' W. long.;
33° 20.711' N. lat. 118° 18.900' W. long.; and
33° 20.711' N. lat. 118° 19.321' W. long.

Recreational Fishing

Allowed Species: Finfish taken by hook-and-line from Cabrillo Mole.

Prohibited Species: All marine aquatic plants. All invertebrates.

Commercial Fishing

Allowed Species: None

Prohibited Species: All

Other Regulations: Feeding fish for marine life viewing is allowed.

It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for commercial and/or recreational purposes, except for those listed above.

Note that state and federal sport fishing regulations apply in addition to MPA regulations.