Our Story

In this family-owned company, we know and love seafood

When your family sits down together, we want you to know the family who brought you this seafood. Our company was founded by Chuck Bundrant, a fisherman who made his livelihood from Alaska’s bountiful oceans. Now three generations of Chuck’s children and grandchildren are committed to sharing this abundance by producing seafood products that are delicious, convenient, and sustainable.

Catching fish isn’t just our business. It’s our livelihood. It’s our calling. We are all fishermen here, and catching the purest and healthiest seafood is what we do — it’s what we’ve done for more than 45 years. And if we stay true to our beliefs in protecting the oceans where we fish, it’s what we’ll be doing 45 years from now, too.

We don’t answer to investment bankers like some other seafood companies. We only answer to our fishermen, our employees and our customers.

From our family to yours,

The Bundrant Family

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We’re proud to be family-owned and operated, Trident’s founder Chuck Bundrant (right) and his son Joe Bundrant, Trident’s CEO (left)

 

 

 

Chuck and Joe fishing on the Bountiful.

 

 

Chuck and Diane Bundrant, Safe Harbor Church Akutan, AK

 

 

Chuck takes daughter Julie Rhodes fishing

 

 

Chuck and Diane celebrating with daughters Jill Dulcich (l) and Julie Rhodes (r)

 

 

4 generations of the Bundrant family suit up to test the waters in Akutan, Alaska.

Family Of Fisherman

Nothing at Trident would be possible without our extended family of fishermen who choose to fish with us. Many other seafood companies buy the fish they sell to you. We don’t. We catch our own.
We know our seafood is the purest, freshest, and best-tasting seafood you will ever buy, because we control every step of the process. We have our own fleet of state-of-the-art fishing vessels, where our fish are caught, prepared and frozen right onboard. And we partner with only the most experienced fishermen—fishermen who love what they do for a living, who have been with us for decades, and who respect the oceans as much as we do.

Measuring 124 feet long with a crew of five, the steel fishing vessel Gladiator has been catching wild Pollock in the Alaskan waters for 36 years.
We partner with thousands of independent and dedicated Alaskan fishermen—like the Morovic family. They’re a small, family-run business who have been catching wild salmon for us on their salmon-seining ship Miss Danica for years. All the fishermen in our extended family love what they do for a living, or they wouldn’t be working with Trident if they didn’t.

MEET OUR CAPTAINS

In addition to partnering with independent fishermen, Trident also has its own fleet of fishing vessels that are skippered by only the most experienced captains.

 

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The Morovic family is one of the many independent, family-run businesses that catch wild Alaskan salmon for Trident.
We partner with thousands of independent and dedicated Alaskan fishermen—like the Morovic family. They’re a small, family-run business who have been catching wild salmon for us on their salmon-seining ship Miss Danica for years. All the fishermen in our extended family love what they do for a living, or they wouldn’t be working with Trident if they didn’t.
The Morovic family is one of the many independent, family-run businesses that catch wild Alaskan salmon for Trident.

MEET OUR CAPTAINS

In addition to partnering with independent fishermen, Trident also has its own fleet of fishing vessels that are skippered by only the most experienced captains.

 

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Captain Ed French is skipper of the Gladiator, and he’s proudly been fishing for Trident for 22 years now.

 

 

Captain Howard Malcolm has been a fisherman for 36 years, with 28 of those years working for Trident onboard the Northern Patriot.

 

 

Captain Craig Jenssen is skipper of the 124-foot steel catcher-vessel Dominator. He’s been fishing for Trident for 23 years.

 

 

Captain Rick Clark is skipper of the fishing vessel Columbia. He’s got 28 years of experience at sea, with the last 22 of those years working for Trident.

The Trident Advantage

We’ve made our life from the sea for over 40 years now, and no one knows how to do it better than Trident. We’ve spent so much time catching fish that saltwater runs in our blood, our sweat, and our tears. And we’ve learned quite a few things along the way…

We know we sell the best seafood available today because we control every part of the process, every step of the way—from the second it leaves the icy Alaskan waters to the moment you prepare it.

This fierce bald eagle keeps a close eye on the crew at our plant in Akutan, Alaska. He knows good seafood when he sees it.
How can we be so sure? We already told you about our state-of-the-art fishing vessels, where each and every fish is caught, prepared, and frozen right onboard, within minutes of capture. But we’ve also developed innovative processing plants along Alaska’s shores in the heart of the fishing grounds, strategically located to ensure the freshest fish possible.

In facilities across the lower 48 states, we take Alaska’s bounty and provide you with convenient, easy-to-love seafood entrees and value-added products.

Explore Our Fleet
Our Processing Plants
The Viking Explorer is one of 15 Trident trawl catcher-vessels operating in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands region of Alaska.

 

Strategically located in the rich fishing grounds of Alaska — we are where the fish are.

Global Reach

But our commitment to delivering Alaskan seafood doesn’t just end at our own borders. We also serve markets in China, Japan, Germany and throughout Europe. For international inquiries contact Sales.

China
Japan
Europe
Germany
Seafood lovers around the world prize Trident’s superior taste, quality and health benefits.

Our Catch

The Trident logo is your assurance of quality that every product we sell is held to the highest possible standards. And that’s a pretty tall order. Because while we specialize in wild Alaskan seafood, we also offer a lot of other species from around the world.

Our Catch
While our focus is bringing you the best wild Alaskan seafood, Trident also offers a wide variety of species from around the globe.

It’s our Responsibility

For us, sustainability isn’t just a badge or a stamp to make our products more desirable. Sustainability is an investment in our future. It’s a way to ensure this resource is still around for our kids, and their kids. It’s why we invest in and support the local communities where we fish. Sustainable, responsible fishing is one of our core beliefs, and it’s also one of the many reasons we love fishing in the beautiful Alaskan waters—they’ve actually written into their state constitution that all fisheries must follow the strictest of sustainability guidelines.

Responsibility
Our bond with the ocean runs deep. We proudly participate in some of the most sustainable fisheries in the world.

Fish. It’s our Future.

Fish leave a lighter environmental footprint on our planet than pork, poultry, dairy and beef. Fish is better for our bodies, our minds and the environment than any other source of protein out there. Fish is the way to nourish ourselves and keep us healthy without neglecting the earth in the process. It’s what 40 years of fishing experience has taught us.

And by partnering with organizations who share our vision—like The Seafood Nutrition Partnership, The Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers, The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, and The National Fisheries Institute—we can ensure a responsible stewardship of Alaskan seafood for generations to come.

 

 

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Culture Of Innovation

Starting back in 1973, we were the first company to catch, process and freeze king crab onboard the same ship. The Billikin was the first vessel to accomplish this in Alaskan waters and set a new precedent for the entire crabbing and fishing industry from that point forward. We’ve been letting our innovative products speak for themselves ever since.

It all started in 1973 aboard the Billikin.
 

 2019

Grab ‘N Go ease with premium taste.  Redi Grilled Wild Alaska Salmon Burgers are perfect for delis, catering and any operator that requires a fully cooked option.

 

 2019

Our Protein Noodles are made with 8 all-natural ingredients, are gluten-free, low-carb, keto-friendly, and packed with 10g of protein in every serving.

 

 2018

Available in five versatile portion sizes to match any menu application, our Entrée-Redi Wild Alaska Pollock delivers form, function, and flavor to your menu.

 

 2017

To create our delicious new salmon jerky we’ve married the very best flavors and smokehouse techniques from land and sea.

 

 2017

Our diamond-shaped Skillet Cuts make it easy to add sustainable Wild Alaskan Seafood to any dish.

 

 2016

Our Pacific Cod Bites won Best New Foodservice Product at the 2016 Seafood Expo North America.

2014

It’s easy to love what’s good for you with Wild Alaska Pollock Burgers made from whole fillets and no fillers

2014

Louis Kemp Surimi wrapped around zesty Sriracha sauce—flavor and kick in every bite.

2000s

Fully cooked, hot-smoked, peppered and pre-sliced sockeye salmon offers a winning recipe.

2000s

Our Salmon Burgers were the first to be made from whole Alaskan salmon fillets and no fillers.

2000s

Fully cooked, Redi Grilled Salmon makes it easy to add seafood to the menu—just heat and serve.

2000s

Through full utilization of our catch, we create Alaska Naturals Pet Products treats and oils.

2000s

We began offering hand-cut PubHouse Cod perfect for authentic Fish & Chips with zero prep.

2000s

The Ultimate Fish Sticks offer more all white Pollock and less breading—there’s no mince and no mystery.

2000s

Our skinless, boneless wild Alaskan canned salmon made it even easier to add seafood to your diet.

2000s

Fully utilizing our catch results in cold pressed Pure Alaska Omega Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil supplements.

1990s

We introduced the U.S. to SEALEGS Surimi, made from a blend of real crab and wild Alaska Pollock.

1984

We made chefs’ lives easier by offering pre-cut salmon fillets and portions.

1980s

We were pioneers in bringing wild Alaska Pollock to the mainstream.

1973

Trident changed the industry by catching and processing whole crabs at sea.

This spirit of pioneering innovation lives on today as we fulfill our mission to make it easy to love what’s good for you. Our talented team of chefs and food professionals work tirelessly to create craveable and simple-to-prepare seafood—like Alaskan Amber® Beer-Battered Cod, savory Salmon Burgers, Ultimate Fish-Sticks, Smoked Sockeye Salmon, and so much more.

 

 

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Our team of culinary professionals continues to innovate and inspire.

Moving In The Right Direction

We are a business built on the ocean, and we’ll always champion seafood. Trident is relentlessly focused on bringing you and your family the healthiest, freshest, best-tasting products imaginable. We’ll keep working tirelessly to bring you the best Alaska has to offer, while steadfastly ensuring our oceans remain rich and bountiful for another 40 years, and hopefully 40 more after that, too.

All you have to do is choose Trident. Because when you pick up one of our products in your local grocery store, you’re choosing to add delicious and convenient seafood to your family’s diet…one mouth-watering entrée at a time. Trident makes it easy to love what’s good for you.

Catching A Deckload of Dreams

Chuck Bundrant and the Story of Trident Seafoods

The story of Chuck Bundrant and Trident Seafoods is more than a business biography. Its a tale of true grit, salt air, and danger. The stories are told by those who pioneered the fisheries, bucked the political tides, built the Alaska Seafood Industry, and literally risked their lives to do it!