Working in the Refuge

Scientific collecting


Protecting the Refuge

Related links







History of the Hopkins Marine Life Refuge (until 1985)
Since then:
In November 2005, the HMLR was designated the "Hopkins State Marine Reserve"
During the 2006-7 MLPA process the HSMR underwent expansion and "Hopkins" was removed from the name. The new Lovers Point State Marine Reserve boundaries and regulations took effect on September 21 2007 (See maps below)

Refuge map (historical HMLR/HSMR)
Intertidal aerial view (historical HMLR/HSMR)
Lovers Point State Marine Reserve (LPSMR boundaries relative to historical HMLR)
DFG map of Monterey Peninsula MPAs (pdf, May 2007)

Central Coast MPAs (DFG site)

Working in the Refuge:

Refuge Use Form pdf (Please continue to use until revised version becomes available)

Upcoming Refuge Activity: Visiting researchers and classes working in the "HMLR"
(page under revision)


Scientific Collecting.
CA Department of Fish and Game Permitting:

Please note: A valid CA DFG Scientific Collecting Permit is required for everyone conducting any collecting for research or education in the area off Hopkins formerly known as the "Hopkins Marine Life Refuge", subtidal as well as intertidal. This includes Hopkins students and faculty as well as visiting investigators.
General information about scientific collecting
for Hopkins faculty and students
Scientific Collecting Permit information DFG site

Applications for California Department of Fish and Game Scientific Collecting Permits: Scientific Collecting Permit Application DFG site

DFG scientific collecting notification fax form pdf (fax to 648-2894; 24 hours in advance of trip)

DFG Report of Specimens Collected (excel; useful for keeping the required running log of collections. Best way to turn in records to DFG when applying for permit renewal or when permit expires).

DFG permit amendment request pdf (use to amend existing SCP)



Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary permitting:

Certain types of activities (e.g. mooring installation, sea floor alteration, quadrat bolt installation, settlement panel & cage installation) are regulated by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Please see the MBNMS Permits and Regulations pages for information and permit applications.


Protecting the "HMLR":

DFG dispatch: 649-2817

MBNMS Enforcement Officer: 760-0122

Related Links:

California Department of Fish and Game


Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

SIMoN Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network

Tenera Environmental Pt. Pinos report 2003 "A Comparitive Intertidal Study and User Survey, Point Pinos, California".

UNAVCO permanent station HopkinsStnCN2006 P231

"Hopkins Marine Life Refuge" Manager/Diving Safety Officer:
Freya Sommer
Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove CA 93950
(831) 655-6245

fax (831) 375-0793