Lover’s Cove SMCA

GPS Boundary:

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.

Permitted/Prohibited Uses:

  • Recreational Fishing:
    • Allowed Species: Finfish by hook-and-line only from the Cabrillo Mole.
    • Prohibited Species: All other living marine resources EXCEPT those listed above.
  • Commercial Fishing:
    • Allowed Species: None
    • Prohibited Species: All
  • Other Regulations:
    • Feeding of fish for marine life viewing is allowed.
  • Definitions:
    • Finfish are defined as any species of bony fish or cartilaginous fish (sharks, skates and rays). Finfish do not include amphibians, invertebrates, plants or algae.

Effective as of: January 1, 2012

Educational Resources:

The mission of the California’s Marine Protected Areas Education and Outreach Initiative is to enhance MPA education through enduring partnerships to empower Californians to protect what they know and love.