The US government is asking an Alaska judge to remove an injunction that temporarily freed pollock suppliers, processors and other companies from over $350 million in US Customs fines and re-established use of the disputed Bayside Program shipping route.

The injunction, put in place in October, gave affiliates of Alaska pollock harvesting giant American Seafoods breathing room until the judge ruled on the legality of the Bayside shipping route.

Last month, Judge Sharon Gleason ruled that while the route did not meet all elements of the US Jones Act, she was also "vacating" the penalties issued by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) against American Seafoods affiliates Kloosterboer International Forwarding (KIF) and Alaska Reefer Management (ARM).