Founder in 1973 by fishermen Chuck Bundrant today, Trident's value-added processing facilities in Anacortes, Bellingham, and Seattle, Washington, turn out an ever-increasing selection of finished, ready-to-prepare seafood items for U.S. foodservice and retail distribution
Something's "supposed" to be fishy at Trident Seafoods. The vertically integrated seafood business hauls in salmon, crab, and assorted other fin- and shell-fish from the icy waters of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, then processes and cans or freezes them for retail and foodservice customers.
The #2 North American seafood supplier in 2008, (behind Tri Marine), Trident Seafoods operates a fleet of some 30 processing boats and trawlers, as well as about a dozen onshore processing plants.
The company's brands include Trident, Louis Kemp, and SeaLegs brand of surimi (crab-flavored processed fish). Trident also owns Port Chatham Smoked Seafood, which smokes salmon and tuna as gift products under the Portlock label. Canned brands: Lily, Rubenstein, Prelate, Tulip, Royal, Sea Alaska, Whitney, Sno Tip, Faust, Bear & Wolf
Although it’s one of the most consumed seafood species in the U.S., Wild Alaska pollock has long lived in the shadow of its more recognizable cousin—the cod. Also known as Walleye Pollock, Pacific Pollock, or Pacific Tomcod, the Alaska Pollock is not to be confused with the Atlantic Pollock, a darker, oilier fish that is actually a different species.
Caught in the icy, cold waters off Alaska, Wild Alaska Pollock has a mild flavor and flaky texture that can be grilled, pan-fried, or deep-fried to your liking. It’s often used as a substitute for cod, but Wild Alaska Pollock is smaller and more delicate, and to many—even tastier.
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