Everyone wants to live up to their parents’ expectations. But few shadows loom as the founder of Trident Seafoods, Chuck Bundrant. But this year’s IntraFish Media Person of the Year, Joe Bundrant, isn’t being recognized for his father’s accomplishments, but his own.

Being a part of the Trident group wasn’t a question – Joe Bundrant was born into the family, of course, so to him, his summers in Alaska were about spending time with his father, not thinking about how to grow a business from one vessel to multi-national company that harvests 550,000 metric tons with 42 company-owned vessels and 27 primary and value-added processing plants.