The recent dust up between Alaska pollock producers and the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has shed new light on the complicated logistics required to move fish from the Bering Sea to the US East Coast so that fish can be transformed into fish sticks and other breaded products.

It has also brought into focus the interconnectivity between American Seafoods and Alaska Reefer Management (ARM), Kloosterboer International Forwarding (KIF) and Kloosterboer Dutch Harbor (KDH).

On Thursday, ARM and KIF filed a temporary restraining order in Alaska federal court to stop the CBP from continuing to levy fines against pollock producers and shipping companies over what the agency alleges is a violation of the Jones Act.