People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Manhattan Beach extends pier fishing ban after shark bite

Manhattan Beach officials have extended a temporary ban on fishing from the city’s pier for two months, after a swimmer was bitten by a shark during the Fourth of July weekend. The temporary ban, which was instituted immediately and was set to expire Tuesday, will now be in effect until Sept. 7 while city officials explore whether or not to institute a more permanent ban or draft new regulations for fishing on the pier, according to Manhattan Beach Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Powell. The Saturday incident left 50-year-old swimmer Steven Robles’ right arm in a cast and his torso in stitches. He was bitten after a juvenile great white shark was hooked by a fisherman on the pier and became...