Myrtle Beach considers more steps to keep sharks from shore

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Myrtle Beach is considering more steps to keep sharks away from the shore after a series of shark attacks along the coast of the Carolinas this summer.

Area media outlets report that an ordinance being considered by city council Tuesday would prohibit fishermen from throwing parts of fish back into the ocean from the shore or piers.

City spokesman Mark Kruea says the city already has an ordinance prohibiting shark fishing from shore. He says the additional step will help keep sharks away from areas where people are swimming.

The ordinance requires the owners of piers to post signs and put out containers where fishermen can dispose of fish parts.

The ordinance could take effect later this month.

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