Boston Seafood Show (Seafood Expo North America) 2021

July 11, 2021 – today we received notification that the 2021 Boston Seafood Show would be pushed back to July. Please read the letter from event host, Diversified Communications.

Dear Seafood Community,

New dates for the 2021 edition of the in-person event, Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, have been released. The event, which was recently postponed from March 14-16, will be held on July 11-13, 2021 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The expo will bring seafood suppliers and buyers from the North American market back together for three days of business meetings, networking and educational sessions.

While the summer is an untraditional time of year for this event, we are pleased to have been able to find new dates in 2021 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center that will allow our seafood community to gather once again. Conversations with seafood buyers and industry professionals reveal the need and eagerness to reconnect and meet in-person in July.

As we plan for the July 11-13, 2021 event, we will continue to closely monitor the situation around COVID-19 and work with the venue and the appropriate authorities to ensure the health and safety of our customers, attendees, vendors, employees and local community.

Until we meet again in Boston, we are thrilled to present our first online conference program, Seafood Expo North America Reconnect that will take place during the week of March 14, 2021. The conference program will consist of live and pre-recorded educational sessions providing insights on emerging market trends and topics relevant to today’s evolving seafood business environment. This is a great opportunity for the industry to stay connected, informed and create conversations leading up to the conference program in July.

Please note that the 2022 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America will take place in March 2022 in the same time frame as in past years.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or visit our website for additional information on the events,

Kind regards,

Liz Plizga
Group Vice President
Diversified Communications

Thanks to our 2020 sponsors

Stay Tuned For More Information About The 2021 MLA Trip

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association with support from the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative and Hannaford Supermarkets is once again hosting a free bus  for lobstermen and others to the Seafood Expo North America, in Boston.  The goal of the trip is to make lobstermen aware of the stature of Maine lobster in the global marketplace and the tough competition our iconic Maine product faces.

This free trip includes a bus ride, admission to the trade show (a $90 value), and an invitation to the Maine Lobster reception. the bus ride allows for conversation and connection with others in your industry while you leave the driving to us.

Recap of the 2019 Show

Thirty people escaped the March mud of Maine to attend day two of the three-day trade show which features seafood purveyors, packaging firms and dealers from around the world.  This year the Expo presented a seminar on the status of North Atlantic Right Whales which most of the Maine contingent attended. Later in the day, the group took part in the Maine Lobster Reception where they sampled Maine wine and lobster dishes with other Expo attendees

Governor Mills spoke briefly, complimenting Maine lobstermen on their work ethic and resourcefulness. “Yes, there are challenges” she said addressing the right whale issue and bait shortage. “But as Mainers, we solve problems. It’s in our DNA.” “What a great networking event in addition to the expo!” remarked Christal Applin of Swans Island.   John Drouin of Cutler summed it up: “Our favorite experience at the show???…hmmm, honestly the entire day was fantastic!”

Boston Seafood Show 2019 Photo Gallery



Last year the MLA and other industry professionals set forth on a comfy coach bound for Boston and the Seafood Expo North America.  This day long trip departed from Bangor and stopped briefly in Augusta, Portland, and Kennebunk.  It arrived at the door of the Expo where everyone had an opportunity to see how Maine Lobster is marketed and what its competitors are. They experience seafood from all corners of the world, had a chance to sample all sorts of tasty things, and learn about the newest in seafood processing. The coach ride also afforded folks the chance to meet and connect with other industry professionals. The day wrapped up with a walk down to the Exchange Conference Center for a Maine Lobster Reception sponsored by the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative.

It really was a “Don’t miss event!”

The cost was Free thanks to our sponsors:

Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association * Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative * The Maine Lobstermen’s Association *Hannaford Supermarkets