TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015 142nd YEAR, No. 150 ONE DOLLAR )LVKHUPHQDOOHJH3DFL¿F6HDIRRGPRQRSRO\ Judge issues restraining order blocking acquisition By DERRICK DePLEDGE The Daily Astorian Daily Astorian file Smoke and flames billow from the Pacific Coast Seafood plant on Northeast Skipanon Drive in Warrenton June 4, 2013. A com- plaint against Pacific Seafoods Group alleges the company may not rebuild in Warrenton if it acquires Ocean Gold Seafoods. &RPPHUFLDO ¿VKHUPHQ LQFOXGLQJ D JURXQG¿VK WUDZOHU IURP $VWRULD KDYH won a temporary restraining order block- LQJ 3DFL¿F 6HDIRRG *URXS¶V DFTXLVLWLRQ RI2FHDQ*ROG6HDIRRGVDPRQJWKHODUJ- est seafood processors on the West Coast. 7KH ¿VKHUPHQ DOOHJH WKDW WKH DFTXL- VLWLRQ ZRXOG LQFUHDVH 3DFL¿F 6HDIRRG¶V PRQRSRO\SRZHULQWKHJURXQG¿VKZKLW- ing and coldwater shrimp markets in vio- lation of federal antitrust law. The complaint also claims there is a VWURQJ OLNHOLKRRG WKDW 3DFL¿F 6HDIRRG ZLOO QRW UHEXLOG D ¿VK SURFHVVLQJ SODQW LQ :DUUHQWRQ ORVW LQ D ¿UH LI LW acquires controlling interest in Ocean *ROG 3DFL¿F 6HDIRRG KDV EHHQ OHDVLQJ space from the Port of Astoria at Tongue Point since the Warrenton plant burned down. ³,W ZLOO EH RI VLJQL¿FDQW EHQH¿W WR the competitive health of the West Coast ¿VKLQJLQGXVWU\LI2FHDQ*ROGFDQEH an independent competitor rather than XQGHU WKH FRQWURO RI 3DFL¿F 6HDIRRG through either an exclusive marketing DJUHHPHQWRUE\3DFL¿F6HDIRRG*URXS acquiring it,” said Michael Haglund, a 3RUWODQGDWWRUQH\UHSUHVHQWLQJWKH¿VKHU- Englund Marine turns 70 Company has 11 locations across the West Coast men, including Dennis Rankin of Rankin Fish in Astoria. A federal judge in U.S. District Court in Medford issued the temporary re- straining order Friday and set a hearing for Feb. 9. &RPPHUFLDO ¿VKHUPHQ KDG SUHYL- RXVO\¿OHGDFODVVDFWLRQODZVXLWDJDLQVW 3DFL¿F6HDIRRGWKDWPDGHVLPLODUDOOHJD- tions of monopoly business practices. A settlement in 2012 included a provision WKDW 3DFL¿F 6HDIRRG ZRXOG QRW H[WHQG an exclusive marketing agreement with 2FHDQ*ROGEH\RQG)HEUXDU\ 'DQLHO 2FFKLSLQWL 3DFL¿F 6HDIRRG¶V general counsel and director of govern- ment affairs, called the new lawsuit a See SEAFOOD, Page 10A Cannon Beach sets 2015 SULRULWLHV Area events center, affordable living on council’s game plan By EDWARD STRATTON The Daily Astorian A xel Englund opened En- glund Marine on July 22, 1944, in a 50-by-50-foot building on a rebuilt dock at 101 15th St. with three employees. It was, at that time, one of at least four marine supply stores in Asto- ria. 6HYHQW\ \HDUV DQG ¿YH PRQWKV later, his son Jon and grandson Kurt, CEO and president of En- JOXQG0DULQH*URXSUHVSHFWLYHO\ gathered more than 100 of their employees in the warehouse on the backside of their 44,000-square- foot retail center on Hamburg Av- enue Saturday. Their employees came during EDWARD STRATTON — The Daily Astorian See ENGLUND, Page 10A Running Englund Marine Group, from left, are President Kurt Englund, Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Davis and CEO Jon Englund, right, son of Englund Marine’s founder Axel Englund. By ERICK BENGEL EO Media Group CANNON BEACH — The Can- non Beach City Council is anticipat- ing a year packed with projects: Increasing hotel revenue; expand- ing NeCus’ Park; adding acreage to the Ecola Creek Forest Reserve; reviewing the master development plan for the city’s South Wind prop- erty top the list of the City Council’s goals for 2015. At its annual retreat Jan. 24 at 7RORYDQD ,QQ ² WKH ¿UVW IRU 6DP Steidel as mayor — the council ze- roed in on these general concerns, which will be- come part of a broader strate- gic plan incor- porating feed- back from city staff and the Cannon Beach community. The strate- gic plan may also lay out Sam options for ad- Steidel dressing Can- non Beach’s affordable housing scarcity and making the city more sustainable and eco-friendly. Woodburn City Administrator Scott Derickson served as the volun- teer facilitator, helping to articulate and organize the council’s short- term priorities. Derickson is a former Clatsop County manager and former Warrenton city manager. Action items Photo Courtesy of Englund Marine Group Axel Englund opened Englund Marine July 22, 1944, with three employees. The company now employs 126 at 11 locations across the Western U.S. The council plans to start tak- ing care of a handful of items fairly soon, including: +LULQJD¿QDQFHGLUHFWRUDQGDQ information technology manager; • Deciding whether the city’s dune management plan should be updated; • Requiring reports from the various city boards, committees See COUNCIL, Page 10A Rehab work is a bear of a job at Oregon refuges crew to initially bottle-feed and otherwise care for the bears until they could be re- MERLIN (AP) — As Da- turned to Alaska and released vid Siddon strolls past the the following spring. But be- cougar enclosure at Wildlife fore that could happen, Alaska Images Rehabilitation and tightened its policy, banning Education Center toward the the release of animals heavily bear pens, his voice alerts cared for by humans. Yak and Yak, and the 22-year-old, Kodi have remained at Wild- 800-pound grizzly bear trots life Images ever since. to the gate to meet him. “My dad was pretty At Alaska wildlife biol- peeved they didn’t take them ogists’ behest, Yak and her back,” says Siddon, who now EURWKHU .RGL ZHUH ÀRZQ LQ runs the center. “Before that, a to Wildlife Images from Alas- handshake and a good thought ka in 1993 as cubs after their were good enough.” mother was killed by a male Right now no one is good grizzly and the cubs rescued enough to rehabilitate black by bush pilots. bears in Oregon, where no re- The plan was for Siddon’s hab centers have the facilities, father, Wildlife Images found- staff and policies in place to er David Siddon Sr., and his meet the meticulous protocols By MARK FREEMAN Medford Mail Tribune for ensuring that cubs raised in captivity don’t turn into nuisance bears once released. Wildlife Images and the seven other major rehab cen- ters in Oregon, plus 38 small- HURXW¿WVGRQ¶WKDYHWKHPRQ- ey and space needed to house orphaned cubs in penned ar- eas without the bears relating people to food — the bane that often ends in the animals’ deaths, authorities say. Bears habituated to peo- ple make up the lion’s share of bear-damage and public-safety complaints in Western Oregon. Captured ones are euthanized under Oregon wildlife policy because relocating habituated EHDUVRQO\UHORFDWHVWKHFRQÀLFW See REFUGES, Page 10A AP Photo/The Medford Mail Tribune, Jamie Lusch Yak, a grizzly bear at Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center, takes a rest inside his enclosure at the center near Merlyn Wednesday.