In typical PETA fashion, the banner will feature a double entendre, "Keep Hookers off the Pier."
"PETA's banner will remind beach communities in Los Angeles County that the best way to protect coastal wildlife—and keep beachgoers safe—is to ban pier fishing," PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk said in a statement.
The move is in reaction to a shark attack earlier this month, during which a long-distance swimmer crossed paths with a juvenile great white hooked on a fisherman's line.
The city of Manhattan Beach approved an emergency permit, banning pier fishing until Sept. 7. At its regularly scheduled meeting scheduled for Tuesday, the council will hear an update on the issue. The council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 1400 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach.
"People who live in a coastal community can and should call their city council representatives and demand that permanent bans be passed as soon as possible," Newkirk said.
The plane will depart from Long Beach and travel along the coast from Redondo Beach to Malibu.
Meanwhile, Professor Chris Lowe from Cal State Long Beach's Shark Lab is giving a free lecture on sharing the South Bay waters with sharks at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Joslyn Community Center, 1601 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach.
See Patch's full coverage, including the story that broke the news first:
- UPDATED: Shark Attacks Swimmer Near Manhattan Beach Pier
- Were Fishermen Chumming the Waters Near Pier? Conflicting Answers
- Steven Robles: Encounter with Shark Not His First Time in Peril at Sea
- PETA Calls for Permanent Ban on Fishing from Manhattan Beach Pier
- Ban on Fishing from Manhattan Beach Pier Extended until Sept. 7
- How to Help Manhattan Beach's Shark Victim with His Medical Bills
- Fundraiser for Shark Victim Planned for Hermosa's Comedy and Magic Club