BREAKING NEWS: NMMA cancels saltwater fishing expo set for coming weekend


The National Marine Manufacturers Association has canceled this coming weekend’s Saltwater Fishing Expo in Edison, N.J., set to take place March 13-15. The decision was made considering new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“While the decision to cancel the show didn’t come easy, the health and well-being of all those involved in our shows remains our top priority,” said Jennifer Thompson, NMMA senior vice president of boat and sport shows. “We have been in communication with our exhibitors and partners and thank them for their understanding during this difficult situation.”

At this time, the NMMA is moving forward with the Northwest Sportshow in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 2-5.

“With the event in Minneapolis still a few weeks away … we believe it is too early to make any scheduling changes. We will continue to closely monitor the situation, follow guidance from federal, state and local agencies and immediately alert all stakeholders should the situation change,” said Thompson in a statement.