An interesting exhibit on California fishing regulations will be on display at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) in San Pedro through January 4, 2009. Several drawings of popular animals fished in our coastal waters help to explain fishing regulations, bag and size limits, gear, and time restrictions. One regulation states that the California Spiny Lobster is limited to seven per person and another that the California halibut must be 22 inches long to be a legal catch. This temporary exhibit discusses the biology and life history of a few popular and commonly fished marine species.

While you’re there, visit the aquarium exhibit hall, exploration center, aquatic nursery and touch tank to observe local marine life. Plan to stop by CMA’s volunteer-run gift shop for a wide selection of gifts and books. The aquarium is open weekends from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. It is located at 3720 Stephen M. White Drive in San Pedro and is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. Suggested donations are $5 for adults, $1 for children, seniors and students.

For additional information, group reservations, or to receive a calendar of events, visit or call (310) 548-7562.