Monday, March 11, 2013

Boston is the place to be

The International Boston Seafood Show is this week's big event in the fish world.

The show is produced by Diversified Business Communications, of Portland, Maine. Diversified publishes National Fisherman magazine, and also produces Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle.

The Boston show is billed as "North America's largest seafood trade event, drawing 19,000 buyers and sellers from more than 100 countries and over 1,000 exhibiting companies."

Boston is a big deal for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, which usually stakes out a large presence at the show.

"Alaska's seafood industry is a crucial part of our state's economy," said Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell, who's attending this year's event.

According to this press release, the governor and ASMI reps today met with seafood buyers including Darden (Red Lobster, Olive Garden), Costco, Long John Silver's and Captain D's.

Tonight, ASMI was to host a reception sponsored by Alaska's major seafood processors.

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