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City of Sanibel continues with fish kill clean-up

Posted at 11:29 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 12:05:26-04

SANIBEL, Fla. -- The City of Sanibel continued to clean up the fish kills that have been washing up on beaches and in canals Tuesday. 

The city started the clean-up process last weekend. 

According to a release, the dead sea life deposits are worse on the Bayside which makes the process more difficult because there is limited access to that area.  

The city said they have noticed a decrease in dead sea life but believe it could be due to the current high tide. 

Crews picked up one large Goliath Grouper and thousands of other fish during Monday’s clean-up.  

The city has six flats boats that they will be sending to the Bayside and into canals to collect and remove dead sea life. 

Local residents who need help cleaning up dead sea life that can’t be removed by hand can email a photo and address to the email below.