Divers retrieve discarded fish in Sitka salmon case

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First responders went overboard – literally – to help make the case against a man accused of illegally wasting king salmon in Southeast Alaska.

According to an online dispatch from Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Sitka, 63-year-old Gene E. Gilden of Anacortes, Wash. was cited for the waste charge, as well as retaining king salmon during a closed fishing period.

The investigation stemmed from an offloading of troll-caught coho salmon from the fishing vessel Katie J, during which troopers discovered two kings had been kept on board the vessel. Gilden was the vessel's permit holder.

Divers retrieve discarded fish in Sitka salmon case

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