Gloucester at SEAFOOD EXPO NORTH AMERICA: City to promote Seafood Economy, Celebrate Historic Fishing Heritage & Culture

The City of Gloucester Is pleased to announce that Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and the Community Development Department will promote local economic development in Boston and in the community via SEAFOOD EXPO NORTH AMERICA, the nation’s largest seafood trade show on March 15-17.

Seafood Expo

(image courtesy of SEAFOOD EXPO NORTH AMERICA via PRNewswire)

SEAFOOD EXPO is the largest seafood trade event in North America, attracting more than 1,100 exhibitors and 20,000 seafood professionals each year. In addition to showcasing available seafood business opportunities in the community and on the working waterfront, Gloucester officials led by Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken will host a delegation of foreign trade, government and seafood processing industry representatives on a tour of Gloucester Harbor.


 (image courtesy of Good Morning Gloucester)

“Our participation at this year’s SEAFOOD EXPO not only showcases the City of Gloucester’s commitment to attracting more job-creating seafood companies and innovators, it will allow job creators to see why Gloucester is the ideal place to expand or relocate,” said Mayor Romeo Theken. “Gloucester is deeply committed to a waterfront economy that is built on the foundation of fishing and seafood processing.”

"RYAN HUTTON/ Staff photo.

(image courtesy of Gloucester Daily Times via Gloucester Fisherman’s Wives Association)

The City’s participation includes exhibition at the show, participation in seafood cooking demonstrations using locally landed sustainable fish species, distribution of legendary local recipes from the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association and literature about economic development opportunities.

Recipe book

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SEAFOOD EXPO and Seafood Processing North America, formerly called the International Boston Seafood Show and Seafood Processing America, is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. The exposition is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute. The trade show features numerous events, including an oyster shucking competition.


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