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Emerald Isle Bans Shark Fishing and Chumming [VIDEO]

After multiple shark bites occurred in its waters, this town took matters into its own hands.

Emerald Isle, a town along the North Carolina coast, put a temporary fishing and chumming ban in place after eight reported shark bites near the pier.

Check out the video to learn more.

State agencies usually regulate these types of bans. The Division of Marine Fisheries is now investigating whether the town overstepped its boundaries.

Until a final decision is made, police and beach patrol will monitor the beach and pier for anyone who might be shark fishing or chumming the waters. Those caught will face a civil penalty.

Do you think individual towns should have the right to ban shark fishing and chumming?

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Emerald Isle Bans Shark Fishing and Chumming [VIDEO]