The trial of former Bumble Bee Foods CEO Chris Lischewski could see a roll call of marquee tuna industry names both past and present called as witnesses, according to newly filed court documents.

Lischewski is due to stand trial over his alleged involvement in price-fixing tuna on the US market, which he denies.

A list of more than a dozen witnesses includes Donald Binotto, former CEO with Starkist and a top executive with Tri Marine for the past 30 years.

Former Bumble Bee COO James Hines, who was also executive vice president of procurement, is also on the list along with current interim CEO Jan Tharp.

World Wildlife Fund Vice President Bill Fox is also expected to testify.

Lischewski is also likely to call on a number of character witnesses to testify in his defense.