Fish Waste Fines

Dipnetters to face $150 fines for dumping waste

A man fishes as a vessel passes by in the port of Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, on Saturday, April 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)


by Associated Press

KENAI- Kenai dipnetters who decide to dump fish carcasses and fish waste on city beaches will be facing fines this summer.
The Kenai City Council has approved a fine of $150 in an effort to keep the North and South beaches clean during the July dipnet fishery season.
City Manager Rick Koch says fish parts collected in piles and rotted on the beach last season. Area residents also told the council that seagulls dumped fish heads in their yards.
Koch says the city will place large trash bins along North Beach and more trash bins will be available along South Beach. He says two more temporary enforcement officers will be hired, and fish waste will be raked to the low tide mark more often.


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