Sitka seiner loses $170,000 of herring in 28 seconds

A Sitka herring seiner who was 28 seconds late closing his net during a 2004 opener has lost his appeal — and his $170,000 catch. The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a District Court decision last year which found fisherman Troy Denkinger guilty of illegally retaining herring.

Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka