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California Marine Protected Areas

Lover's Cove State Marine Conservation Area (Catalina Island)
Important: As of December 19, 2012 new MPA regulations are in effect for the Northern California coast from the Oregon/California border to Point Arena.
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° 20.46' N. lat. 118° 18.90' W. long.;
33° 20.70' N. lat. 118° 18.90' W. long.; and
33° 20.70' N. lat. 118° 19.31' 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.