Two biologists from the managed to free a juvenile white shark from a fisherman's line Monday night, Pete Thomas Outdoors reported.
According to website author Pete Thomas, biologists Eric Martin and Val Hill saw a fisherman trying to haul the 5- to 6-foot shark onto the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Though the fisherman objected, Martin cut the line and freed the shark, Thomas reported.
Great white sharks have been a protected species in California since 1994, and unlawful take and possession is a misdemeanor. Consequences include heavy fines and jail time.