Fish Canada Workboat Canada 2014
Moncton, NB – The Moncton Coliseum Complex welcomed a steady stream of attendees to the nation’s largest commercial marine tradeshow this past Friday and Saturday.
Both days saw big crowds right from the start, and the numbers continued to hold strong throughout the event. In fact, show management is pleased to announce a significant increase over last show’s numbers, with 4,583 buyers in attendance for 2014.
Show attendees were thrilled to examine the wide range of high quality boats – from smaller inflatables to 45-foot vessels. Alongside the workboat component, exhibitors displayed new and innovative commercial fisheries products. A selection of informative seminars was also offered as part of a strong, industry-focused educational program.
“Exhibitors are reporting sales and solid leads coming out of the event,” said Shawn Murphy, Show Manager. “We want to thank all of our exhibitors, who make this show truly great and raise the standard of quality every year.”
Additionally, the success of the 2014 edition would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors:
- TriNav Group of Companies
- The Navigator Magazine
- Blue Water Group
- Mermaid Marine Products
- Helly Hansen Workwear
- DSS Marine Inc.
- Madsen Diesel and Turbine
- The Blanchard Group
- New Way Diesel
- Vernon d’Eon Fishing Supplies Ltd.
- Esterline CMC Electronics
- Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia
- Clean Nova Scotia
- Royal Star Foods Ltd.
- Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters
- Fishermen and Scientists Research Society
- Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
This year, three honorees were inducted to the Atlantic Canada Marine Hall of Fame at a special presentation. They include:
- R J (Bob) Allain – Builder
- Shelton Barlow – Mariner
- Francis Morrisey – Processor
The Atlantic Canada Marine Hall of Fame was created by The Navigator Magazine and Master Promotions Ltd. in 2008 to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the industry.
We invite you to join us for the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show, to be held November 28-29, 2014 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland. For more information on that event, visit us online at www.NAFISH.ca.
Shawn Murphy, Show Manager