Video:Fisherman gaffs protected great white shark

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A disturbing video showing fisherman gaff a protected great white shark has been posted on social media. In the video, which was posted to Facebook by Mike Hefner, a juvenile great white shark is pulled from the water and up the side of the Huntington Beach Pier by a fisherman using a long rope with a hook which appears to be lodged in the shark gills.   Another image, posted later, shows the damaged gills were split and bleeding. Great white sharks are a protected species and it is against…

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