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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!