Two more great white sharks reeled in at Manhattan Beach Pier

Esther Kang
October 31, 2012

Two more great white sharks reeled in at Manhattan Beach Pier, Great White off Manhattan Beach

The same unnamed fisherman who caught a great white shark in July and another early September reeled in two more off of the Manhattan Beach Pier Tuesday.

The first great white, measuring 5 to 6 feet, was caught around 10:30 a.m. The second one, measuring around 8 feet, was caught around 12:30 p.m., said director of Roundhouse Aquarium Eric Martin, who witnessed both events.

After being reeled to the surface, both sharks were cut loose, Martin said, as great white sharks are protected by federal law and have to be released when caught.

“He’s not putting blood in the water,” Martin said. “As long as he’s catching them and I’m around to cut it, that’s totally fine.”

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Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach

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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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