The 2017 edition of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing show, took place this past Friday and Saturday, February 3rd and 4th, at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth. Hailed as an unequivocal success by all involved, this key industry event welcomed 4,726 visitors.
“We were completely thrilled with this year’s edition of the show,” said Shawn Murphy, Show Manager. “This was the strongest show we’ve had in over 10 years. Attendance was up 25% and we’ve had tons of positive comments about sales made on the show floor and the wide range of products and services that were featured.”
On Friday evening, the show celebrated the hard work of the men and women involved in the region’s fishing industry with a Seafood Industry Networking Reception. Received with rave reviews, the reception was presented by TriNav and the Navigator and sponsored by Marindustrial, Twin Disk and BDC. Seafood for the meal was very generously provided by: Newell Lobster, Acadian Fish, Inshore Fisheries Limited, Nova Finest Fisheries, Wedgeport Lobster, Simply Fresh Seafoods, O’Neil Fisheries, Comeau Seafoods, RBN Fisheries Limited, and Cooke Aquaculture.
This year’s edition of the show also featured an educational seminar program and the latest group of inductions into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame, a special recognition paying a lasting tribute to individuals who have made valuable contributions in the marine industry. Congratulations to all nominees and the 2017 inductees: EDGAR SAMSON from Petit De Gras, NS (Processor); GILLES THERIAULT from Meteghan River, NS (Builder); and LEONARD LEBLANC from Cheticamp, NS (Mariner).
Congratulations as well to the winner of the all-new Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition Passport Program: Adam Sharpe of Louisbourg, NS. Held for the first time this year, the program provided a special passport ballot to all visitors who pre-registered for the show by a specific date. Those visitors who brought their ballot to the show, had it stamped by each of the participating sponsors, and then deposited it in the ballot box on the show floor were entered into a draw for a prize showcase valued at over $2,000. Adam won the entire prize showcase.
Thank you to the sponsors of this exciting new program for their prize donations:
• Dixon’s Marine Group, who donated 2 Mustang Auto Inflatable PFDs and a 48 qt Ultra Cooler
• DSS Marine, who donated a Kannad SportPro + GPS EPIRB
• H. Gibbs Marine, who donated a $500 gift certificate to be used for parts or service
• Unique-Diesel-Solutions, who donated a G2F LP250 Filtration System
The success of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition would not be possible without the ongoing and generous support of the show’s presenting partners: TRINAV Group and the Navigator. Thanks are also due to event sponsors Marindustrial Inc., Twin Disc, Business Development Bank of Canada, DSS Marine, Dixon’s Marine Group, H. Gibbs Marine, Unique-Diesel-Solutions, North Atlantic Marine Supplies & Services Inc., and FBC.
The next edition of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition will take place in 2019. Show dates and additional details will be posted when available.
2017 Exhibitor List
A.F. Theriault & Sons Ltd.
A.L. LeBlanc Ltd.
ABCO Industries Limited
AC Belliveau Veinotte Inc.
ADF Diesel Inc.
All About Hydraulics & Marine Ltd.
Allain's Sales & Service Ltd.
Alliance Mercantile Inc.
AP Material Handling Inc.
Aqua Production Systems
Atlantic Crane & Material Handling Ltd.
Atlantic Electronics Limited
Base (Buyers & Sellers Exchange)
BDO Canada LLP
Beclawat Manufacturing Inc.
Blois Fish Processing Automation Ltd.
Blue Water Group
Britmar Marine Ltd.
Business Development Bank of Canada
Canadian A&B Marine
Canadian Beacon Registry / DND
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary
Chantier Naval Forillon
Comeau Marine Railway Ltd.
Comfort Foam & Fibre
Construction Navale Atlantique
Cummins Sales and Serice Eastern Region
Digby Marine Supply
Dixon's Marine Group 2000 Inc.
DSS Marine Inc.
Duramax Marine LLC
East Coast Hydraulics Sales Ltd.
Easy-Kleen Pressure Systems Ltd.
Efficiency Nova Scotia
Fairway Insurance Services Inc.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia
Go Deep International Inc.
Grant Thornton LLP
H. Gibbs Marine
Harbour Grace Ocean Enterprises
Hi-Liner Fishing Gear & Tackle Company
Hines Marine Services Ltd.
Hurricane Industrial Equipment
IBERCISA DECK MACHINERY, S.A.
Industrial Bay International Ltd.
Just for Kicks Recreational Welding & Fabrication
Ketchum Manufacturing Inc.
L. Himmelman Elastomers Ltd.
Lunenburg Industrial Foundry and Engineering
Mac Mac & Mac Lawyers
Mackay Marine Canada
Madsen Power Systems
Manion Wilkins & Associates Ltd.
Martak Canada Ltd.
Mermaid Marine Products
N.S. Dept. Of Labour & Advanced Education, Occupational Health & Safety Division
New Way Diesel Ltd.
North Atlantic Marine Supplies & Services
Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association
Nova Scotia Community College
Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board
Novatec Braids Ltd.
Novi Marine Brokers
N-Viro Dredge USA
PBA Industrial Supplies Inc.
Pennecon Energy Hydraulic Systems
Polysteel Atlantic Limited
Prime Material Handling
R.W. Fernstrum & Company
Rainbow Net & Rigging Ltd.
Rossway Trap & Marine Supplies
Saeplast Americas Inc.
Sansom Equipment Ltd.
Sea Pro Services
Spartan Industrial Marine
Stanpro Lighting Systems
Texas Refinery Corp of Canada Limited
The lobster Council of Canada
The Navigator Magazine
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.
Wedgeport Boats Ltd.