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US: Fishermen seek antitrust ruling

 |  January 28, 2015

A federal court judge has granted a temporary restraining order against Pacific Seafood Group’s plans to purchase a controlling interest in Ocean Gold Seafoods and its affiliates.

The action, ordered last Friday by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Owen Panner, adds to the antitrust litigation filed more than four years ago by several West Coast fishermen.

The fishermen fear the acquisition would give Pacific Seafood monopoly power in the market for groundfish, whiting and cold-water shrimp.

The federal judge in Medford, Oregon, granted the temporary restraining order Friday and set a hearing for Feb. 9 on the antitrust lawsuit.

Full Content: The Seattle Times

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