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Authorities have been liberal with imposing these fines, which have increased steadily in recent months; they seem eager to reform the city’s party-beach image.
Catalan seaside towns have started to fine reckless bathers with harsh sanctions of up to 3,000 euros ($3,994) in some cases. Fines hinge on standing regulations in every seaside resort.
The regional government had announced last term that it was to mint a brand-new law to regulate use of the area’s beaches in order to fine too-daring beach-goers, but such a policy is not in the short-term nor mid-term agenda.