Off California, the brown smoothhound shark is commonly found from Humboldt Bay southward. It is often caught in bays from San Francisco to Point Conception, and prefers sandy, shallow environments, ranging from near shore to 360 ft. depths. Continue reading
California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers are gathering information regarding the shark incident at Manhattan Beach on July 5, 2014. The following is general information, not specific to this incident.
Fishing for most species of sharks, including large sharks such as mako and thresher, is a legal activity in most ocean waters of the state, including the area surrounding Manhattan Beach. Continue reading