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Hundreds of Fish Dumped in Alaska, Prompting Waste and Safety Concerns

Immoral fisherman dumped hundreds of dead fish off the highway.

Someone illegally dumped hundreds of fish recently near Anchorage, Alaska.

This creates two issues for residents in the surrounding area. One issue is the fact these dead fish will attract brown bears, who can become aggressive for food. The second issue is residents' inability to understand why someone would dump this many fish, especially with some of the restrictions that are in place.

The KTVA team reported on the story.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released a statement, saying individuals who dump fish illegally will face fines ranging from $300-$1,000.

Officials advised other anglers to discard their carcasses in fast-moving water after cleaning them. If you plan to clean the fish somewhere else, you can also take the carcasses to a waste-treatment facility. Freezing the remnants will help eliminate the odors.

These precautions will be beneficial anywhere invasive animals are unwanted. Taking these small precautions could save everyone a lot of trouble.

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Hundreds of Fish Dumped in Alaska, Prompting Waste and Safety Concerns