Something's supposed to be fishy at Trident Seafoods. The
vertically integrated seafood business hauls in salmon, crab, and
assorted other fin- and shellfish from the icy waters of Alaska and
the Pacific Northwest. It then processes and cans or freezes them
for retail food and foodservice customers. Trident operates a fleet
of some 30 processing boats and trawlers, as well as about 20
onshore processing plants in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. The
company's portfolio includes Trident, Louis Kemp, and SeaLegs brand
of surimi (crab-flavored processed fish). Trident owns Port Chatham
Smoked Seafood, which smokes salmon and tuna under the Portlock
label. The company operates a single retail store in Seattle.
The seafood company's operations stretch across Alaska and the
Pacific Northwest. Its Alaskan plants include Akutan, Chignik,
Cordova, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Naknek - Bristol Bay, Petersburg, Sand
Point, St. Paul and Wrangell. The company's Northwest plants
include Anacortes and Bellingham (Washington), Newport, (Oregon),
and Pier 91 - Seattle, Seattle Shipyard, and Tacoma Shipyard. It
also has a plant in Motley, (Minnesota).
Aside from its fleet of about 30 processing boats and
trawlers, Trident boasts almost 20 onshore processing plants.
Trident provides harvesting, processing, and marketing seafood
products, including seabass, cod, crab, flounder/sole, halibut,
lobster, mahi, pollock, rockfish, salmon, shrimp, steelhead trout,
swordfish, tilapia, tuna, and wahoo.
Sales and Marketing
The company serves foodservice and retail distribution markets
in the US. Trident also offers its food products, and sells
clothing, merchandise, and seasonal products online.
Trident has grown in recent years by opening new locations in
select markets. In 2014 it opened its newest plant on the east
coast, which will see more of the fish caught by its own vessels go
into the US market. The new location saves on shipping time and
costs and added nine new products to its own retail line for the
Boston seafood show.
The company was founded in 1973 by chairman Chuck Bundrant.