I am at the final day of the annual International Boston Seafood Show held at the Boston Convention Center. With record attendance and a record number of exhibitors filling the convention center floor with extravagant booths overflowing with shrimp, fish, crab, lobster, and other seafood delectables from all over the world, the Show is a success. After all, this is the largest seafood show in North and South America. Perennial exhibitors Pescanova, Inc. and Preferred Freezer Services had the largest and most memorable displays. In addition to my speaking on the topic of “Food Safety”, my law firm exhibited at the Show for the first time, and shared a booth with food testing laboratory, ABC Research Corp.
Serious topics for the educational seminars included “Rebuilding Consumer Confidence in Gulf Seafood,” and “Food Safety”. There was significant discussion of aquaculture. For pure fun, the Show included a new Game Lounge, the 5th Annual Oyster Shucking Competition, the 2nd Annual Tweet & Meet Tweetup, and a keynote address from Wayne Rogers, the actor from the hit series M*A*S*H.