Trident Seafoods has announced the purchase of Icicle Seafoods’ surimi seafood plant in Bellingham, Washington. The sale is scheduled to close on August 16, 2010. Trident is recognized as one of the largest seafood companies in North America. The transaction is part of Trident’s plan to expand its retail presence and become more vertically integrated. Trident harvests, processes and markets a wide range of products including pollock, salmon, crab, and cod. The most recognizable surimi product consumed in the United States is artificial crab and lobster. Trident targets fisheries in the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and off the coasts of Washington and Oregon. Icicle has indicated the proceeds of the sale will be reinvested in the company.