American Seafoods affiliates Kloosterboer International Forwarding (KIF) and Alaska Reefer Management (ARM) have for weeks been asking an Alaska judge to require the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to provide more information related to agency's investigation of the controversial Bayside program.

On Thursday Alaska District Court Judge Sharon Gleason denied the companies' request to "supplement the administrative record," saying the companies "offer only speculative grounds that the additional documents they seek actually exist."

Lawyers for the American Seafoods affiliates have asked US Customs to provide "documents and communications shared or received from other agencies or entities outside of CBP concerning the penalty notices that are explicitly referenced in the existing record."