Major Commercial Fishing Expo Opens in Yarmouth This Week; Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows returns to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre in just a few days. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, offers a comprehensive showcase of commercial marine products and services. The show is presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, the Voice of Atlantic Canada’s Fishing Industry.

“The Mariners Centre will be filled with a hundreds of exhibitors from across the province, the country, and even some international businesses. Booth space is actually completely sold out, which speaks to the strength of the fishing industry in this region,” said Show Manager, Shawn Murphy. “We have also seen a large increase in visitor pre-registration for this event, so Yarmouth can expect to be busy this week as thousands commercial fishing professionals arrive.”

Again in 2019, deserving individuals who have made valuable contributions to the marine industry will be inducted into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame. Awards are 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.

The following inductees will be honoured at the show this week:

  • 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)

At its last edition in 2017, attendance numbers soared to 4,726 – the highest in more than a decade. Attendees include fish harvesters, fish processors, those involved in the workboat industry, search & rescue organizations, and other professions in, on, or around the water. This year’s edition will offer visitors a chance to see even more innovative products for the fisheries and marine industry and chat with companies from across the Maritimes, Canada, and abroad.

Additional features include an informative seminar series, over $4,000 in door prizes to be won, and a networking reception on Friday evening.

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.

Visitors are encouraged to pre-register to receive a show badge in advance, skip lines, and save 50% on admission. Visitor registration can be found here. Online registration will close on Thursday, and registration will be $20 at the door.

Media passes are available free of charge to the event – to reserve passes in advance, contact Kate Stilwell, Manager of Marketing & Operations, at or (506) 333-4621.

For more information on the event, stay tuned to the website as well as the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages.


Show information:

Friday, January 25 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, January 26 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Mariners Centre

45 Jody Shelley Drive

Yarmouth, NS

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