What sets Trident apart from its competition is the commitment we make to know our ocean, know our fishermen, know our fish, and enhance the value of our products “from the source to the plate.” Our commitment is more than an understanding of our supply chain; it’s a series of multi-million-dollar investments made in remote communities to provide clean, efficient primary processing operations and critical fleet support services along thousands of miles of rugged Alaska coastline from Ketchikan to Kodiak . . . from Sand Point to St. Paul.
Located 750 miles SW of Anchorage in Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, Trident’s Akutan shore plant is remote and entirely self-reliant. Nevertheless, it’s proximity to the Bering Sea fishing grounds has helped it become the largest seafood production facility in North America. With more than 1,400 company-housed employees during peak seasons, Akutan sustains a year-round, multi-species frozen seafood operation capable of processing more than 3 million pounds of raw fish per day. Wild Alaska pollock—the Bering Sea’s most abundant whitefish— is the primary focus of the Akutan operation, and the plant also processes significant volumes of Pacific cod, Alaska king & snow crab, halibut and other important species.
In addition to traditional boxed and frozen seafood items, the plant has increased its capacity to produce surimi and recover large volumes of secondary products including pollock roe, fishmeal, fish oil, and other specialty products that contribute to Trident’s goal of fully utilizing every part of every fish delivered.
Located 450 miles southwest of Anchorage near the famous sockeye fishery of Chignik Lagoon, Trident’s shoreside support facility services an independent fleet of local salmon fishermen. The beach crew employs about 35 people during the summer months, and processing operations are conducted offshore aboard a modern freezer vessel.
Strategically located between the iconic Copper River king and sockeye salmon fisheries and the abundant, hatchery-enhanced pink salmon fisheries of Prince William Sound, Trident’s two Cordova facilities enjoy a steady supply of high-quality, wild Alaska salmon from mid-May through September. Fresh sockeye and king salmon from the Copper River dominate production in May and early June. As sockeye, chum and pink salmon runs ramp up through the summer in Prince William Sound, H&G and frozen fillet production increases in both plants. Peak seasonal employment at the two plants is upwards of 500 workers. Cordova North focuses heavily on the production of traditional can-packed and skinless-boneless canned salmon. In addition to this unique form of canned product, Cordova North also produces large volumes of high-quality wild salmon oil for human health supplements. Together with hydrolysates for animal feed and organic fertilizers, Cordova’s product line highlights Trident’s continuing investments in new-product development and full utilization.
Situated on Unimak island in southwestern Alaska – just off the tip of the Alaska Peninsula – is Trident’s False Pass plant. It’s staffed from late May through August with over 200 employees who service a fleet of independent fishermen harvesting from both north and south of the peninsula. False Pass processes all species of salmon into frozen H&G pack.
Located approximately 100 miles north of the Canadian border in the Southeast panhandle of Alaska, Trident’s Ketchikan facility is dedicated entirely to the production of canned and frozen Pacific salmon. Supplied by abundant stocks of wild pink salmon and hatchery-enhanced chums, the shorebased plant employs as many as 500 workers, generating the majority of its production between mid-June and September. In addition to canning as many as 500,000 cases of salmon per year, the plant produces large volumes of salmon roe and fully utilizes what once was considered “waste” through a patented process that extracts high-quality salmon oil for human supplements and produces organic hydrolysate for animal feeds and fertilizers.
Located at the northwest corner of Alaska’s largest island, Trident’s Kodiak facility was expanded in 2015 to include a new, fully-automated H&G production line for Alaska pollock and salmon. The new “Near Island” facility is capable of processing 1.5 million pounds of pollock daily. Together with Trident’s “Star of Kodiak” plant and the “Pillar Mountain” pier facility and freezer plant, the company presence has grown substantially in recent years, offering the local independent fleet and fishermen as far away as Prince William Sound new opportunities to deliver their catches quickly and keep their gear in the water. United under the Trident flag, the facilities process substantial quantities of Pacific cod, halibut, flatfish and rockfish in addition to surimi. Trident’s Kodiak plant enjoys another advantage of its location: renewable energy produced by a combination hydroelectric and wind generation. Operating year-round, the three facilities employ about 350 workers seasonally.
Located at the mouth of the Naknek River, central to the five major river systems supporting the world’s largest run of wild sockeye salmon, Trident’s Bristol Bay shorebased facility is a model of processing efficiency and full utilization. In 2015 the Naknek plant processed 14 million sockeye salmon in six weeks of operation, generating a variety of high-quality primary products including frozen H&G sockeye; IQF fillets; vacuum-packed fillets and portions, canned sockeye and sockeye salmon roe. The plant employs more than 700 seasonal workers and supports an independently owned harvesting fleet of more than 300 small driftnet vessels and 150 setnet operations. In 2015 Trident invested $21 million to enhance local water quality in the Naknek River and to implement the full utilization of every fish delivered. Built directly uphill from Trident’s shoreside plant, the new fishmeal and oil plant converts all of the heads, guts and other waste products from production into sustainably produced fishmeal, fish oil and fish bones.
Located 150 miles north of Ketchikan at the head of Wrangell Narrows, Trident’s Petersburg plant services a unique fleet of independent multi-species fishing vessels, delivering all species of Pacific salmon as well as halibut, blackcod, rockfish, and occasionally, spot shrimp. Focused on quality, the Petersburg plant has a modest capacity of 200,000 pounds of raw fish per day and employs fewer than 60 people at the peak of the salmon season. Nevertheless, it produces a significant percentage of the fresh fish sold by Trident.
Located 560 miles SW of Anchorage, near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula, Trident’s Sand Point facility is ideally located to service an active, local fleet of independently owned catcher vessels harvesting a wide variety of groundfish and salmon species from the rich waters of the central Gulf of Alaska. Among them are wild Alaska sockeye and pink salmon, Alaska pollock, Pacific cod, halibut and blackcod. A true multi-species, multi-seasonal facility, Sand Point operates year-round with a capacity to process 1.5 million pounds of pollock or 350,000 pounds of salmon per day. Sand Point employment ranges seasonally between 50 and 400 employees. Secondary products include surimi, pollock roe, fishmeal, cod heads and milt.
Located 770 miles southwest of Anchorage in the middle of the Bering Sea, Trident’s St. Paul facility is the largest crab processing plant in the world. Highly automated for efficient snow crab production, the operation can butcher, cook, freeze and box more than 500,000 pounds of opilio per day. The plant also handles king and bairdi crab, as well as halibut and other longline species delivered by a local fleet of small vessels. During the peak of snow crab season in February, the plant employs as many as 400 workers. Arguably the most remote location owned and operated by Trident, the St. Paul facility is subject to long winter nights, harsh Arctic winds and drifting sea ice.
Located 80 miles north of Ketchikan in central Southeast Alaska, Trident’s Wrangell facility is ideally situated to service a fleet of independent purse seine and gillnet vessels fishing all species of wild Alaska salmon. Employing as many as 250 workers at the peak of the summer season, the plant ships some fresh fish, but is otherwise dedicated to the production of high-quality frozen, H&G product. The Wrangell plant can handle up to 750,000 pounds of raw fish per day.
It takes dedicated people, specialized equipment and uncompromising commitment to turn great fish into great frozen seafood. At Trident we bring all three together to make great seafood simple — simple to prepare, simple to cook, and simply delicious. With dedicated facilities and dedicated teams of R&D professionals on either coast, we stay convenient to customers, we stay ahead of the trends, and we stand firmly behind every piece of fish that we sell.
This state-of-the-art secondary processing facility was built by Trident in 1989 and includes a large cold storage operation. Anacortes is located in the Northwest region of Washington State, on the coast of Puget Sound. It is 70 miles south of the U.S./Canadian border.
The Anacortes plant produces portion-controlled seafood products from frozen fish fillets and blocks such as pollock, cod, salmon and halibut. Many of the products are battered, breaded, glazed, fryer and oven-ready. These finished products are ideal for foodservice, institutional, and restaurant applications and are delivered to various locations throughout the world. Currently the Anacortes plant produces about 75 million pounds of finished product per year. Trident employs about 250 employees in the plant and cold storage.
Located 90 miles north of Seattle, near the Canadian border, Trident’s Bellingham facility is busy year-round as frozen fish portioning and value-adding plant. During the summer and fall salmon seasons in Puget Sound, however, the plant expands its operation to include primary processing of wild salmon harvested by a fleet of independent tribal and non-tribal vessels targeting sockeye, pink and chum salmon. Many of these fish are processed and sold fresh to local markets, while others are processed into a variety of frozen product forms. The plant employs approximately 140 full-time workers on its value-added lines, supplemented by an additional 100 seasonal employees during the “fresh” salmon season.
Trident celebrated the opening of this new, state-of-the-art, value-adding facility in July of 2015. Fulfilling the need to service major customers on the East Coast, the Carrollton plant will produce Trident’s full line of battered & breaded, marinated and seasoned seafood items for national accounts, foodservice, and retail buyers. Highly automated and computer controlled, the plant features an 88,000 sq./ft. manufacturing floor, overlooked by a dedicated R & D facility. Immediately adjacent to the production facility is a new 67,000 sq./ft. cold storage and distribution center with 15 climate-controlled truck bays. The plant employs 175 workers from the local community.
Twenty-five miles north of Seattle, Trident Seafoods smoked salmon facility produces a variety of high-quality hot- and cold-smoked salmon items for retail, club store and food service customers. Kosher certified Kof-K, the plant exercises scrupulous food-safety and quality-control protocols as it slow-smokes wild-caught salmon fillets and portions over natural alder wood in state-of-the art, electronically controlled smokehouses. With 100,000 square feet of space, the plant provides efficient product flow and substantial frozen storage space. The plant operates multiple shifts year-round and employs approximately 250 people.
Trident’s Motley facility is located in central Minnesota, approximately 150 miles northwest of Minneapolis and has 135,000 square feet of processing space. The plant is North America’s largest producer of surimi seafood products with an annual capacity of over 100 million pounds. BRC certified products include refrigerated and frozen surimi seafood and fully cooked “Redi Grilled” salmon, pollock, mahi and tilapia for use in retail, foodservice, and international markets in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico, and South America. At full capacity the plant employs upwards of 400 full-time team members.