"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.
Police & Sea Shepherd raid shark Chinese fishing fleet of 15 vessels East Timor
A joint operation conducted on September 9 by the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd Global and the East Timor National Police resulted in the capture of the Hong Long Fisheries / Pingtan Marine Enterprises fishing fleet at anchor off the coast of Com, East Timor.
Peru trade deal could expand to include seafood China
China is expected to open its market soon for seafood imports from Peru amid the two countries' joint efforts to upgrade their free trade agreement in line with the consensus reached by their leaders, said the Peruvian ambassador to China.
Small-scale fisheries have big impact on oceans Philippines
A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack of data on their development over time.
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