It has been more than six months since a US judge granted affiliates of pollock heavyweight American Seafoods an injunction to stop a US Customs and Border Protection enforcement action that threatens Alaska pollock producers' ability to supply US customers via a route known as the "Bayside Program."

The preliminary injunction, issued in October to American Seafoods affiliates Kloosterboer International Forwarding (KIF) and Alaska Reefer Management (ARM), temporarily freed pollock suppliers, processors and other companies along the supply chain from mounting fines from US Customs, and re-established use of the disputed shipping scheme.