It's never too early to start thinking about your plans for Pacific Marine Expo.

The NFL schedule was in our favor this year, and we are excited to bring the show back to a more traditional pattern of the week before Thanksgiving. The event we lovingly call Fish Expo returns to Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center for a Thursday to Saturday run, Nov. 21 to 23.

Pacific Marine Expo is the largest commercial marine trade show on the West Coast. This annual industry tradition boasts more than 450 exhibiting companies, offering expert insight, products and solutions to keep the commercial marine industry afloat.

Pacific Marine Expo draws thousands of fishermen, fleet owners, processors and other stakeholders to a show floor packed with more than 500 exhibitors. Doug Stewart photo.

CenturyLink's 80,000-square-foot exhibit hall buzzes with thousands of fishermen and other maritime stakeholders, new products, as well as a robust three-day education program that covers safety, business management, regulatory and political topics, technical advancements, and much more. Each day at the Expo ends with a legendary Happy Hour, where attendees and exhibitors come together to network, share stories, and make new connections. If you make your living on the waters of the Pacific Northwest you can’t afford to miss it.

But Expo show is not just for fishermen from California to Alaska. Every year, fishermen from around the United States and Canada attend the discover what's coming next and many show specials they can't leave without.

We will keep you updated on registration dates, exhibitors, conference schedules and special events this year at and at our show site.

Jessica Hathaway is the former editor in chief of National Fisherman.

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