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After almost four years, a Waste of Commercial Herring case was brought to a close with a ‘Guilty’ plea by boat-owner, 71-year-old Michael Kurtz as well as sentencing in that plea deal conclusion.
The f/v Nicholas Michael was seen dumping several hundred pounds of dead Herring overboard following a set during the 2015 Sitka Sac Roe Herring season.
It was then that Kurtz was issued a summons for those charges.
After a prolonged period, Kurtz entered his plea in a plea deal with the Juneau District Attorney’s office to Unlawful Possession of Herring.
He was fined $3,000.
That case is now closed.