Fishy Smell Near Hollister?

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I live near Hollister avenue and it smells very strong of fish. The scent drifts towards Anita lane. I've heard it means that there is something dead in the area but not a vial source. If anyone knows any info please comment. Thank you, any info helps.

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Minibeast Feb 27, 2020 07:42 PM
Fishy Smell Near Hollister?

The greater majority of dead animals, human or otherwise, give off a stench that is quite unlike the smell of fish/crustaceans/sea mammals, live or dead. You really can't equate the miasmic, horrid smell of them. Do you think the smell may be coming from Atascadero Creek (near you)? Maybe one of your neighbors gutted some fish in his/her backyard? Look skyward. If you see circling Turkey vultures, that's a sure indication of dead animal somewhere nearby, but likely not fish in nature.

PGJones55 Feb 28, 2020 07:45 AM
Fishy Smell Near Hollister?

My neighbor and my family have been smelling it since Monday morning off and on near Walnut Lane and Hollister, behind Lane Farms. Very strong ammonia like smell Monday and Tuesday morning around 8:30am. It dissipated pretty quickly those days. Not as strong Off and on in the evening & night. I can smell it now, it is not so strong now and more fishy. We thought it was something that died or a broken sewer line.
I put in a call to the Air Pollution Control District hotline yesterday morning and an inspector came out but we couldn't find a source. If you smell it please call them at To register a complaint, at 805-961-8810, and supply the following information. (messages can be left anytime)
Your name, address and phone number.
Location and time that you observed an odor, or smoke, gases or particles, and any additional observations.
Description of the problem, and its effects on you.

Z Feb 28, 2020 07:56 AM
Fishy Smell Near Hollister?

You live behind a farm and you perceive an ammonia-like odor? Gosh, golly, gee-whiz.

PGJones55 Feb 28, 2020 07:59 AM
Fishy Smell Near Hollister?

they follow organic practices and we have lived her for 35 years with this never having ocurred before.

a-1582941641 Feb 28, 2020 06:00 PM
Fishy Smell Near Hollister?

Maybe these local farmers are in cahoots with the Carpinteria pot farms and trying to prove all ag can be stinky; not just Carpinteria pot farming?

a-1582918407 Feb 28, 2020 11:33 AM
Fishy Smell Near Hollister?

That fish stink is most likely Bruce Porter out trying to push his deceitful message onto the Goleta & IV voters. He's backed by big oil, big developers & many other out of county & state people & organizations. I wonder why? "Be like Das!"

PGJones55 Feb 28, 2020 12:22 PM
Fishy Smell Near Hollister?

Mystery solved. Apparently the avocado farm on Hollister between walnut and San Marcos lane is fertilizing with fish emulsion.

a-1582935457 Feb 28, 2020 04:17 PM
Fishy Smell Near Hollister?

I'll bet Porter & Das are involved with that stinky operation somehow.

biguglystick Mar 02, 2020 10:41 AM
Fishy Smell Near Hollister?

As long as they aren't using rodentcides and bee killing poisons...

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