Fishing banned at Manhattan Beach Pier through July

Manhattan Beach extended a temporary ban on fishing off the Manhattan Beach Pier after a beachgoer was bitten by a shark on Saturday.
The city of Manhattan Beach extended a temporary ban on fishing off the Manhattan Beach Pier after a beachgoer was bitten by a shark on Saturday.

The temporary order gives the city time to evaluate impacts to public safety from allowing fishing from the pier, according to a news release from the city.

In an agreement reached by the city and the California Coastal Commission, the ban on fishing will last until September 7.

L.A. County, the state Coastal Commission and other regulatory agencies will consult with the city to assess any necessary changes to regulations.

In Saturday's incident, a white shark was reportedly line-caught by a fisherman on the pier. As the shark was being pulled toward the pier, the swimmer came in contact with the shark and was bitten on the chest and left arm, requiring stitches.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident.

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