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    Default Harford Pier PSL fish cleaning station improvements.

    Hi all Port San Luis fisherman.

    What improvements would you like to see at the Harford Pier fish cleaning station? We are a local group hoping to encourage the PSL Harbor District to replace or modify the outdated station. We would love to have the input from fisherman who regularly use the cleaning station.
    The current cleaning station allows direct access to the cleaning tables by gulls and pelicans. These hungry sea birds have been known to steal unattended fillets and bite at fisherman. The current station does not properly dispose of the fish waste. There are two holes where fish scraps, fish-oil and carcasses are deposited directly into Avila Bay. The pelicans waiting below are showered in fish-oil which is hazardous to their health. The large fish carcasses can choke or injure pelicans that try to swallow them. Obviously we can do better for our local fisherman and wildlife.
    So what are your ideas? Please remember to consider cost as well as visual appeal. Please mention how often you use the Harford cleaning station and if you have been a victim of hungry sea birds.
    Thanks for helping us with your ideas. I will attach a photos below of the Harford cleaning station.
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    Last edited by Arthurvandalay; 12-09-2014 at 01:56 PM.

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    Leave it alone. It's worked for years.
    Who is going to pay someone to haul off fish waste daily.
    How do you plan on keeping birds away, will we cut fish in a cage.

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    Default Public health concerns at cleaning station.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grocery-getter View Post
    Leave it alone. It's worked for years.
    Who is going to pay someone to haul off fish waste daily.
    How do you plan on keeping birds away, will we cut fish in a cage.
    A complete enclosure would be the safest for fisherman and wildlife. All the birds attracted to the cleaning station are more than capable of transmitting avian influenza. The station is cleaned periodically, I assume, but the birds sit, walk, **** and defecate on the unprotected surface every day. Maybe no one has been infected yet but that could change quickly. Just discouraging the birds from hanging around the cleaning station would make it cleaner and safer for everyone using the pier. People forget that it is a food prep area, why not treat it as such.

    The birds will learn to hunt on their own and allow us to enjoy the pier safely. Times are changing and we know more about disease transmission today than when the station was built. Most of the Brown Pelicans we see at PSL come up from Mexico. How well is Mexico dealing with combating avian influenza? Are they doing anything? Why take unnecessary chances?

    H5N1 avian influenza kills about 60% of those people infected.
    Last edited by Arthurvandalay; 12-25-2014 at 11:12 PM.

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