Bichsel picks bone with anglers on fish wastes
FISH skeletons discarded at the Bray Park boat ramp could lure crocodiles, sharks and stonefish to the much used recreation area, a Calliope shire councillor has warned.
Cr Rick Bichsel has called on council to see if there were any laws available to prohibit anglers from dumping fish waste into waterways, particularly boat ramps.
He told a recent council meeting that anglers were discarding fish skeletons into Boyne River near Riverside Estate at Tannum Sands.
The dumping of fish waste at Bray Park has been a problem for some time.
Cr Bichsel said the discarding of fish waste there was unnecessary as council had provided a fish cleaning bench and bins for the waste.
'This is a big concern ? kids use that area on both the Tannum and the Boyne side to fish, swim or ride their bikes,' he said.
Cr Bichsel said he would like to see a local law that would make it illegal to dump fish wastes, particularly in areas where the action could pose a danger to others.