Top 5 places to catch spiny lobster (2010-2015)

2014-15 Season
(54 percent report card return rate)

Catalina Island 21.9 percent of total catch
San Diego Bay 11.1 percent
Long Beach/Middle Breakwater 6.4 percent
Pt. Vicente up to King Harbor 6.2 percent
Santa Cruz Island 4.4 percent

Total lobster caught and kept: 114,451

2013-14 Season
(48 percent report card return rate)

Catalina Island 14.6 percent of total catch
Long Beach/Middle Breakwater 12.5 percent
San Diego Bay 12.3 percent
Pt. Vicente up to King Harbor 5.3 percent
L.A. County Line to San Pedro 3.0 percent

Total lobster caught and kept: 67,748

2012-13 Season

San Diego Bay 18.3 percent of total catch
Catalina Island 14.8 percent
Pt. Vicente up to King Harbor 6.0 percent
Long Beach/Middle Breakwater 5.7 percent
Santa Cruz Island 3.7 percent

Total lobster caught and kept: 87,193

2011-12 Season

San Diego Bay 16.0 percent of total catch
Catalina Island 12.4 percent
Pt. Vicente up to King Harbor 8.0 percent
Zuniga Jetty 5.4 percent
Santa Monica up to Malibu Pt. 5.0 percent

Total lobster caught and kept: 57,205

2010-11 Season

Catalina Island 13.3 percent of total catch
San Diego Bay 12.1 percent
Santa Monica up to Malibu Pt. 6.2 percent
Pt. Vicente up to King Harbor 6.1 percent
King Harbor up to Santa Monica 4.8 percent

Total lobster caught and kept: 35,356

Source: California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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