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Homer Spit Properties wants to prohibit fishing at the Marine Terminal Barge Basin

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Homer Spit Properties wants anglers to stop fishing at the Homer Spit Marine Terminal Barge Basin. The company submitted a request to the Alaska Board of Fisheries asking it to consider prohibiting fishing in that area.

In its request, Spit Properties says it’s a dangerous place to fish for recreational anglers. Barges and landing craft come into the area regularly and transfer heavy equipment, freight and occasionally hazardous material.

Spit Properties says it owns all the land in and surrounding the basin. The manager of the properties states there is no way to access the basin by land without trespassing.

Over the past two years, Spit Properties claims there has been an increase in fishing in the basin. The manager adds that constantly asking people to leave the area has taken a toll.

Next week, the Alaska Board of Fisheries will consider adding the issue to an upcoming meeting agenda. 

Renee joined KBBI in 2017 as a general assignment reporter and host. Her work has appeared on such shows as Weekend Edition Saturday, The World, Marketplace and Studio 360. Renee previously interned as a reporter for KPCC in Los Angeles and as a producer for Stateside at Michigan Radio. Her work has earned her numerous press club awards. She holds an M.S. in journalism from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in women's studies from the University of Michigan.