The organizers of Pacific Marine Expo have announced that the show will take place Dec. 1-3 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle. Registration opens Aug. 10.

Because the show is held at the Seahawks' stadium, the NFL schedule limits date availability. The Seahawks have a home game scheduled for the day the show would traditionally open.

This year Pacific Marine Expo will follow a Tuesday-Thursday day pattern and will take place the week following Thanksgiving.

"Planning is fully underway, and exhibitor commitment remains strong for the 54th edition of the Expo," said Event Director Denielle Christensen. "We know these are uncertain times, but we are committed to bringing this annual tradition back to Seattle this fall for you, and your business.

"We also want to take this opportunity to assure our customers that our crew at Pacific Marine Expo will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors, partners and staff, as we always have. As details are confirmed, we will be sharing an outline of the measures we will be taking to make sure your experience at this year’s show is safe, positive and productive."

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 14 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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