Yarmouth, NS – One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows wrapped up at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre this past weekend. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, welcomed 4,813 commercial fishing professionals over the course of two days.

“The first day of the show was like nothing we’ve ever seen in this venue,” said Show Manager, Shawn Murphy. “It was a door-busting crowd – we even had to make room for parking across the street. Many companies made sales right on the show floor and others generated leads that will keep business going for months to come.”

Several features of the show kept attendees busy throughout Friday and Saturday. On Friday evening, a special networking reception was held at the Rodd Grand with exhibitors alongside local seafood suppliers and processors. A huge thanks goes out to the support from seafood donors from throughout Southwestern Nova Scotia – the buffet was a hit amongst all and a highlight for the event.

Also on Friday, new inductees were welcomed to the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame. In attendance were Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, and Zach Churchill, MLA for Yarmouth and Minister of Education and Early Childhood Education. Awards were given in three categories: Mariner, recognizing individuals who work or have worked on the water in any marine industry; Processor, recognizing individuals involved in the business of processing, from line workers to company owners; and Builder, recognizing those who have made contributions without having directly participated. Congratulations to the new Hall of Fame members:

  • Brian Adams from Cape George, Antigonish County (Mariner)
  • Jean Guy d’Entremont from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (Processor)
  • John Hines from Central Argyle, Nova Scotia (Builder)

This year’s edition offered visitors a chance to see innovative products for the fisheries and marine industry and chat with companies from across the Maritimes, Canada, and abroad. Some of the positive feedback from exhibitors:

“This show is the best way for us to connect not only with new customers, but to reconnect with our existing customers & various partners in the local marine industry. Always a great show.”
– Brian Sibley, Mackay Marine Electronics

Thank you for hosting an excellent Expo in Yarmouth.  It was well organized, orchestrated, and executed.”
– Jonathan Underwood, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

“Best Eastern Canadian Fisheries Expo yet!”
– Lloyd D’Eon, Vernon d’Eon Fishing Supplies Ltd.

“Lots of visitors came in for the 2-day show and everyone that works in the fishing industry had a positive vibe.”
– Gilles Theriault, A.F. Theriault & Son Boat Builders

Special thanks to sponsors of the event: Tri-Nav Group of Companies, the Navigator Magazine, Marindustrial, Twin Disc, Vernon d’Eon Fishing Supplies Ltd., Genrep, Hampidjan, Cummins, Wajax, and Rainbow Net & Rigging. Thank you as well to those who presented seminars at the show: the Fisheries Association of Nova Scotia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Coldwater Lobster Association, Belliveau Veinotte Inc. Chartered Professional Accountants, Mustad Autoline, A.S Fiskevegn, Beitir EHF, and Oilwind Longline Solutions. The educational sessions were well-received, and covered industry hot topics such as rope-less fishing gear and the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition is part of an array of marine trade events in Atlantic Canada produced by Master Promotions Ltd. in partnership with The Navigator. Other related events include the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show and Fish Canada Workboat Canada, held in Saint John’s, NL and Moncton, NB respectively, which will both return in 2020. For more information on the 2021 Eastern Canadian Fisheries Expo, stay tuned to the website as well as the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

SHOW PARTNER

Eastern Canadian Fisheries Expo is presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, the Voice of Atlantic Canada’s Fishing Industry.

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SHOW GUIDE

Get a sneak peek of the show with the online show guide, brought to you in partnership with The Navigator.

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2019 Exhibitor List

A.F. Theriault

A.L. LeBlanc Ltd.

ABCO Industries Limited

ADF Diesel

All About Hydraulics & Marine Ltd.

Allain's Sales & Service Ltd.

Alliance Mercantile Inc.

Aqua Production Systems

Ashored Innovations

Atlantic Crane & Material Handling

Atlantic Electronics Limited

Belliveau Veinotte Inc.

Broad Distributing

Blois Fish Processing Automation Limited

Business Development Bank of Canada

Cabot Shipping Supplies

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Mar

Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd.

Chaussures Regence

Coldwater Lobster Association

Comeau Marine Railway Ltd.

ComNav Marine

Cube Automation

Cummins Eastern Canada ULC.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Digby Marine Supply

Dixon's Marine Group 2000 Inc.

DSS Marine Inc.

Duramax Marine LLC

East Coast Hydraulics - Newfoundland & Labrador

East Coast Hydraulics Sales Ltd.

Fairway Insurance Services Inc.

Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board

Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia

Four Ports Capital

Genrep

Globalstar Canada

Grant Thornton

GreenOil Solutions Limited

Grundéns

Guimond Marine Finishers Inc.

Guy Cotten Canada

Hampidjan Canada

Hawboldt Industries

Helly Hansen - Workwear

Hines Marine Services Ltd.

Hurricane Industrial Equipment

Hydro-Slave

ICOM Canada

Industrial Bay International Ltd.

Jackfield - Distribution Eugène Gagnon Inc.

Jastram Technologies Ltd.

JRCC Halifax / Canadian Beacon Registry

K&D Pratt

L. Himmelman Elastomers Ltd.

Lobster Bash

Lubri-Lab Inc.

Lunenburg Industrial Foundry and Engineering

Mac Mac & Mac Lawyers

Mackay Marine Canada

Madsen Power Systems

Mahone Marine Ltd.

Marindustrial Inc

Martak Canada Ltd.

MCT Insurance

Mermaid Marine Products

Mustad Autoline Canada Inc.

New Way Diesel / Diesel-Bec

Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association

Novatec Braids Ltd.

NSCC School of Fisheries

Ovatek Inc.

P&E Manufacturing

Pennecon Energy Hydraulic Systems

Perennia Food & Agriculture Inc.

Perennia Food & Agriculture Inc.

Polynt Composites Canada

Polysteel Atlantic Limited

PRAXES Emergency Specialists

Prime Material Handling

Public Services and Procurement Canada

PYI Inc.

R.W. Fernstrum

Rainbow Net & Rigging Ltd.

Raymarine

RBC Wealth Management - Dominion Securities

Regroupement des pêcheurs du sud de la Gaspésie

Rossway Trap & Marine Supplies

Saeplast Americas Inc.

Safety Branch, NS Dept. Of Labour & Advanced Education

Sansom Equipment Ltd.

Scania

Sea Pro Services

Sealand Insurance

SHOWA

Spartan Industrial Marine

Stright-Mackay Ltd.

Superior Glove

Surewerx

The Lobster Trap Company

The Navigator Magazine

Topline Industrial Sales

Toromont Cat

TRC Hydraulics Inc.

TriNav Fisheries Consultants - TFC

Trinav Marine Brokerage

TriNav Marine Design Inc.

Troys Marine Broker

Vernon d'Eon Fishing Supplies Ltd.

Wade's Wire Traps Ltd.

Wajax

Wedgeport Boats Ltd.

Yarmouth Scales Limited

ZF Marine

LOCATION

Mariners Centre
45 Jody Shelley Dr
Yarmouth, NS
B5A 4R3

(902) 742-2155

www.mariners-centre.com

TEAM

Shawn Murphy

Show Manager
1-888-454-7469
 smurphy@mpltd.ca

Kate Stilwell

Marketing & Operations Manager
1-888-454-7469
 kstilwell@mpltd.ca

Sydney Peacock

Attendee Marketing Coordinator
1-888-454-7469
 speacock@mpltd.ca

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