Our Fleet

Other Seafood Companies Merely Purchase the Fish They Produce. Unlike them, We Also Catch It.

Why do we know so much about the seafood we sell? Because we catch a lot of it ourselves aboard our own fleet of Trident vessels. We know our Alaska pollock from the moment we see it on the sonar screen to the time it leaves the loading dock in a carton, bound for a seafood restaurant or retail market. It’s this intimate knowledge and understanding of the ocean and our own products that sets us apart from our competition. What we learn at sea aboard Trident vessels helps us better understand the fish we purchase from thousands of independent Alaska fishermen and other sources around the globe. As a business, we took our first steps wearing rubber boots on a fishing deck. Trident is still a family of fishermen… and to this day nothing keeps us more focused on the things that matter.

Trawl Catcher/Processors

Trident’s catcher/processor fleet is comprised of three large vessels ranging in size from 270 to 312 ft. What makes these vessels so special is their capacity to process what they harvest right on the fishing grounds. That’s also the reason they need to be so large – each vessel houses a processing plant below the fishing deck that employs more than 100 workers dedicated to producing “the freshest” frozen fish blocks and surimi available anywhere. As a testament to the professionalism of this fleet, all of these vessels successfully completed BRC (British Retail Consortium) food safety audits by the close of 2015. Their primary harvest is Alaska Pollock, the most abundant wild whitefish species in the North Pacific. Our catcher/processors harvest Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea during the late winter and summer months, Depending on quota levels, some or all of the vessels will also target Pacific Whiting during spring and fall seasons off the coasts of Washington and Oregon.

  • Island Enterprise // Length: 312 ft.
  • Kodiak Enterprise // Length: 276 ft.
  • Seattle Enterprise // Length: 270 ft.

Floating Processors

The primary focus for these specialized processing vessels is herring and salmon. Typically they will follow the herring seasons northward from Southeast Alaska to Bristol Bay in the springtime and early summer, returning southward to support various Alaska salmon seasons from late June through August. The Independence can also process Pacific cod as necessary. Crew size depends upon the vessel, the species, and the season. The Independence accommodates up to 235 workers, while the Aleutian Falcon can support a crew of 120.        

  • Aleutian Falcon // Length: 233 ft.
  • Independence // Length: 356 ft.

Trawl Catcher Vessels

The Trident trawl catcher-vessel fleet is comprised of 15 vessels ranging in size from 84 to 165 ft. Governed by federal licensing regulations, some of them operate in the Bering Sea & Aleutian Islands region, while others operate in the Gulf of Alaska. The primary target species for these vessels include Alaska pollock and Pacific cod which are harvested at various times throughout the year. When not engaged in direct harvesting operations, some of these vessels operate as tender vessels taking deliveries of Alaska salmon from a fleet of independent fishermen. Others may perform charter work for fisheries research purposes. Typical crew size is 4 or 5.

  • Aldebaran // Length: 132 ft.
  • Arctic Ram // Length: 87 ft.
  • Arcturus // Length: 132 ft.
  • Columbia // Length: 122 ft.
  • Dominator // Length: 124 ft.
  • Gladiator // Length: 124 ft.
  • Golden Dawn // Length: 149 ft.
  • Majesty // Length: 99 ft.
  • Marcy J // Length: 97 ft.
  • Northern Patriot // Length: 165 ft.
  • Northern Ram // Length: 84 ft.
  • Pacific Ram // Length: 84 ft.            
  • Pacific Viking // Length: 127 ft.
  • Sovereignty // Length: 165 ft.
  • Viking Explorer // Length: 123 ft.

Crab Catchers

The Trident crab catcher vessel fleet is comprised of 5 vessels ranging in size from 108 to 144 ft. These vessels spend the majority of their fishing time in the Bering Sea targeting King crab, Opilio (Snow crab), and Bairdi Tanner crab. These fisheries take place from late fall through the winter months and some may continue into the early spring. In addition to crab, some of these vessels also harvest Pacific cod and Sablefish (Blackcod) in the Bering Sea using pot gear. During the summer months the vessels stay busy tendering salmon in Bristol Bay and Southeast Alaska. The Bountiful has the added capability of processing and freezing its catch.

  • Barbara J // Length: 110 ft.
  • Billikin // Length: 132 ft.
  • Bountiful // Length: 165 ft.
  • Farwest Leader // Length: 110 ft.
  • Royal Viking // Length: 108 ft.
  • Southern Wind // Length: 144 ft.

Freighters, Company owned and operated

Operating in the most remote areas of Alaska, Trident relies heavily on commercial marine transportation, but we have also learned to be self-sufficient.  To keep our fishermen fishing and our processing vessels and shoreplants supplied with raw materials, we maintain a small fleet of company-owned support vessels that ply the waters as necessary from Puget Sound to more than a dozen ports and anchorages in Alaska.

  • Eastern Wind // Length: 195 ft.
  • Sea Trader // Length: 278 ft.

Tenders, Company owned and operated

Trident owns more than a dozen dedicated salmon tenders operating throughout Alaska. Since our shoreplants are often located some distance from the fishing grounds themselves, these vessels serve as remote buying stations, taking fresh salmon deliveries from  fleets of small, independent fishing vessels and holding them in refrigerated seawater as they transport them back to the processing plants. Operating in conjunction with additional private tenders chartered by Trident, this delivery fleet provides and uninterrupted flow of fresh fish to our plants and allows our fishermen to do more of what they do best: catch the fish. Tenders also supply groceries, fuel and spare parts to keep the small-boat fleet up and running.

  • Balaena // Length: 105 ft.
  • Brittany // Length: 110 ft.
  • Bulldog // Length: 141 ft.
  • Cape Calm // Length: 90 ft.
  • Cape St. John // Length: 77 ft.
  • Dolphin // Length: 175 ft.
  • Entrance Point // Length: 107 ft.
  • Four Daughters // Length: 100 ft.
  • Hallo Bay // Length: 65 ft.
  • Last Frontier // Length: 118 ft.
  • Perseverance // Length: 95 ft.
  • Tuxedni // Length: 119 ft.
  • Wide Bay // Length: 73 ft.