Every year thousands of seafood vendors come to Boston to meet and greet and sell every imaginable species of seafood to the hundreds of thousand that attend the three day show every March. This year looks to be a little less grand. I was surprised last week when I was sent an unsolicited free registration. My first thought was that they must be having a hard time filling the aisles. Intrafish is running the headline Sour economy dents Boston Seafood show attendance.
Asian seafood exporters are evaluating their financial problems. Seafood Exporters Prepare for Crisis. Part of their plan is to increase sales at expos like The Boston Seafood Show. They might want to adjust their expectations.
The New York Restaurant show is having the same difficulty, as I just received a free badge for this show too.