Seafood Co. Sues Over Cancelled Lobster Contract

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire seafood supplier is suing over the cancellation of a contract that supplied lobster to military personnel in Afghanistan. Orion Seafood International Inc. says it provided hundreds of thousands of pounds of frozen Maine lobster tails from 2009 through the first half of 2011 before the contract was abruptly canceled.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire seafood supplier is suing over the cancellation of a contract that supplied lobster to military personnel in Afghanistan.

Orion Seafood International Inc. says it provided hundreds of thousands of pounds of frozen Maine lobster tails from 2009 through the first half of 2011 before the contract was abruptly canceled.

Foster's Daily Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/swmPC3h ) that the Portsmouth-based company is suing Supreme Group B.V., a Dutch food distributor contracted with the Defense Logistics Agency.

Orion says it held inspection and packing to a higher standard and was stuck with 750,000 pounds of lobster when a $15 million order was canceled. There was no immediate response from Supreme Group B.V.

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