Celebrating the life of a seafood leader.

The American fishing and seafood industries lost a great pioneer on Saturday, Jan. 23. Kaare Ness, 87, fished across half the globe in his lifetime, starting in Norway, where he was born, then scalloping in New Bedford, Mass., in the 1950s and finally landing in Alaska, where he went king crabbing in the Bering Sea. That move led to his co-founding of Seattle’s Trident Seafoods in 1973.

In 2007, National Fisherman presented Kaare with a Highliner award for his significant and ongoing contributions to the industry (click here to read the full profile). I was honored then to meet him and feel lucky to have dined with him.

This week, Trident Seafoods released a documentary short of Kaare’s story, which is nothing short of remarkable. Our hearts are with his friends and family as we say farewell to a seafood leader and celebrate his life.

 

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