"It started with one boat," says Trident Seafoods' Chairman Chuck Bundrant, glancing at the etching of the 135-foot Billikin that hangs above his desk. "We asked why we couldn't catch crab and process crab on the same vessel. They said it wasn't going to work."
That was in 1970. Chuck Bundrant was an Alaska king crab fisherman, so were Kaare Ness and Mike Jacobson, who would soon become his partners. Harvesting crab was profitable in the '70s. Nevertheless, the three fishermen understood that the key to their future lay beyond the docks where the boats simply unloaded the catch. Together they built the Billikin, adding crab cookers and freezing equipment necessary to process their own finished product. They embarked on a new course for themselves and ultimately the Alaska seafood industry - the fishermen were now in the seafood business.
Illegal bluefin tuna trade ring dismantled Spain
The Civil Guard has dismantled a ring that in Spain traded tuna that had been illegally fished in other countries and that, in addition, sometimes had health irregularities.
Irish seafood sales grow, inside and outside the country Republic of Ireland
Irish seafood exports recorded last year in the internal and external market for the first time exceeded the mark of EUR 1 billion, transforming 2017 into "an exceptional year for the country's marine economy".
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