Seafood Expo North America In Boston Postponed Amid Coronavirus

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Seafood Expo North America is looking for a new date and location for its 40th edition, after it was postponed over coronavirus concerns.

Less than two weeks before it was due to open at the Boston Convention Center, organizers of the Seafood Expo announced they would be pressing pause on the event until further notice.

The Expo was scheduled for March 15-17, but the event's organizer Diversified Communications said on Wednesday it would not be "taking place as scheduled."

Organizers said postponing was unavoidable after so many people reached out over health and safety concerns.

According to Seafood Source, Diversified Communications USA President Mary Larkin said the trade show industry is facing a difficult balancing act as they continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19. "When it comes to health, we will rely on the experts in that field ... and local health authorities where we are running exhibitions and events," Larkin said. "We will follow their advice to keep participants safe."

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority said it is disappointed in the cancellation, which will impact vendors, contractors, and hospitality workers in Boston.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports:

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