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Updated: 11/13/2017 03:19:31PM

Pier shark fishing could be banned

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John Widmann IV caught a 10 ½-foot hammerhead shark off the Venice Fishing Pier and walked it back to the beach to let it go. That may be soon illegal if the Venice City Council bans shark fishing at the pier.


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When Hurricane Irma forced the closure of the Venice Fishing Pier in September, job No. 1 was to get it open again temporarily, if possible, and job No. 2 was for the City Council to allocate funds to rebuild it.

Both those tasks have been taken care of, so the Council is moving on to job No. 3 next Tuesday — debating whether to impose new rules on its use.

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