Attorneys for American Seafoods affiliates Kloosterboer International Forwarding (KIF) and Alaska Reefer Management (ARM) on Monday disputed a claim made last week by US government attorneys that an injunction allowing companies to continue using a controversial shipping route and allowing some 26 million pounds of seafood to enter the US market was "overbroad."

In a motion filed with the court on Monday, attorneys for KIF and ARM told Alaska Judge Sharon Gleason that having already issued in excess of $400 million (€345 million) in penalties to date, "it is apparent that the goal of defendants’ latest motion is to allow them to further harass and damage the Bayside supply chain in hopes of shutting it down."