Pacific northwest fish processing giant Pacific Seafood has emerged the victor, for the most part, after a federal judge ruled that a fishermen’s group did not prove that Pacific Seafood is too big and thereby can hold down prices for fish brought to them. However U.S. District Court Judge Michael Hogan did offer some support for fishermen in that market prices paid for fish off the boats throughout the region will be reported so commercial fishermen can determine whether their wholesale prices are being suppressed through market controls. They’ll have comparative prices offered for catches, including for ground fish, crab and shrimp.
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