On June 18th, 2012 the Qingdao City Government announced a ban on barbecuing at local beaches. The main reason for this ban was the rubbish left behind from citizens who would BBQ on the beach. Qingdao has put a lot of effort into keeping the beaches clean for all to enjoy. The maximum fine for barbecuing on the beach in Qingdao is 200 rmb with special enforcement officers enforcing the new ban from 16:00 to 22:00, daily. The local media have encouraged local Qingdao citizens who witness violators of this new ban to call local enforcement.