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Alabama pier allowing more shark fishing

Gulf State Park Pier Octagon (ADCNR Photo)

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) If you want to catch a shark, Alabama has the place for you.

The state conservation agency says it’s expanding a program to allow shark fishing off the pier at Gulf State Park at Gulf Shores.

The department is setting aside eight dates for overnight shark fishing at the pier starting July 8. While the end of the pier will be closed for only people who are going after sharks, the rest of the pier will remain open as normal.

Anglers are normally supposed to cut the line when they catch a shark off the pier. The agency set aside special times for shark fishing earlier this year in response to complaints from anglers about the large number of sharks that cruise for food near the structure.