Lawsuit filed against Global Fishing


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
December 17, 2009

Simar Shipping Ltd. announced on Friday that it filed a USD 5.8 million (EUR 4.1 million) breach-of-contract lawsuit against Global Fishing in King County Superior Court in Seattle.

The Cyprus-based company alleges that in 2007 it sold 505 metric tons of crab to Global Fishing for USD 5.8 million but was never paid.

In 2007, Global Fishing founder Arkadi Gontmakher was arrested and jailed in Moscow, accused of money-laundering, participating in a poaching scheme and illegally exporting king crab to the United States. Last year, federal agents raided Global Fishing’s Bellevue, Wash., headquarters.

Simar is represented by Harris & Moure. Last year, the Seattle law firm pursued Global Fishing on behalf of two Korean companies seeking millions of dollars in debt they’re allegedly owed.

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