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    Manhattan Beach Temporarily Bans Fishing From Pier
    Manhattan Beach, CA (July 7, 2014) — Today, the City of Manhattan Beach placed a prohibition on fishing from the Manhattan Beach Pier for up to the next 60 days. The temporary order is designed to give City officials an opportunity to evaluate impacts to public safety from allowing fishing from the pier.
    The California Coastal Act and the City’s municipal code provide the authority to the City to grant an emergency coastal development permit which temporarily prohibits fishing from the Manhattan Beach Pier for up to 60 days. The action will be reported to the Manhattan Beach City Council at its July 15 meeting. During the 60 day period, the City will consult with the State Coastal Commission, County of Los Angeles and other regulatory agencies to help evaluate impacts to public safety from allowing fishing from the pier, and determine if a change in regulations is necessary.
    The Police Department’s standard protocol is to educate and inform the public prior to enforcement. Under the Coastal Act and other applicable regulations, violators may be subjected to civil and criminal penalties.
    The review of the policy is prompted by the July 5th incident in which a swimmer was bitten by a shark in the waters just off the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The shark was reported to have been line-caught by a fisherman on the pier who was attempting to pull-in the shark when the swimmer came in contact with the shark. California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident.
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