Trident Seafoods, Akutan

Trident Seafoods, Akutan

by | May 3, 2019

Trident Seafoods operates a fish processing facility near Akutan Village on Akutan Island, about 750 miles (1210 km) southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. Akutan Island is one of the Krenitzen Islands in the Fox Island group of the Eastern Aleutians. Trident has canneries in Chignik, Cordova, False Pass, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Naknek, Petersburg, Sand Point, Saint Paul, and Wrangell.

Trident Seafoods is the largest seafood company in the United States and is based in Seattle, Washington. It manages a network of fishing ships, processing plants, and a product distributorship that sells frozen, canned, smoked, and ready-to-eat seafood products under a variety of different brand names.

Trident’s Akutan shore facility is remote and entirely self-reliant. This is the largest seafood production facility in North America, and its location was chosen for proximity to the lucrative Bering Sea fishing grounds. The facility operates all year but during the peak season, there may be more than 1,400 employees housed at the cannery. The Akutan operation is capable of processing more than 3 million pounds of raw fish per day. Alaska pollock, the most abundant Bering Sea whitefish, is the primary focus of the Akutan operation, but the plant also processes Pacific cod, Alaska king & snow crab, and halibut. In addition to traditional seafood products, the plant also produces surimi and secondary products including pollock roe, fishmeal, and fish oil. Read more here and here. Explore more of the Trident Akutan facility here:

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