When Chuck Bundrant landed his first job as a deckhand in the ’60s, he had no idea life at sea would lead him to revolutionize crab fishing in Alaska. Working as a king crabber, Bundrant grew frustrated that boats had to stop crabbing when they were full and leave the best fishing grounds to unload their catch for a buyer. He had also worked in processing plants, so he developed a plan to allow both harvesting and processing to happen at sea. Bundrant’s dream gave life to a new company, Trident Seafoods, and a new vessel, the Billikin—the first modern catcher-processor capable of harvesting, processing and freezing crab on board. Forty years later, the 135-foot Billikin remains the flagship of Trident’s fleet, and continues to brave the Bering Sea to bring the best Alaskan crab from the sea to your local Hy-Vee.
Hy-Vee is one of the only retailers in the nation with its own U.S. Department of Commerce (USDC) lot Inspector to ensure only the best seafood makes it to your store. And look no further than your Hy-Vee Seafood counter for expert cooking tips and recipes for crab, shrimp and fish.
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