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Story last updated at 9:46 PM on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kenai ups fees for dipnet fishery




Kenai's City Council has approved a fee increase for parking and camping near the beach during the state's personal-use fishery.

The $5 increase would offset the cost of installing and maintaining fish cleaning stations on the beach, said City Manager Rick Koch.

The new 12-hour parking and overnight camping fees are $20 per vehicle during the personal-use fishery.

Koch said the goal is to manage the wastestream so that it doesn't lay on the beach, he said.

That effort would include posting the beach to notify people that fish waste disposal was required and upkeep at the stations including waste disposal by the city. The state has fish cleaning stations that are no longer in use at the Russian River that would most likely be used in Kenai, Koch said.

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