Visit OCMD for the East Coast Commercial Fishermen & Aquaculture Trade Expo

Posted On: 1/14/20

Head to Ocean City, Maryland on January 17-20th for the 45th East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Expo! Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, join expert anglers and fishing novices alike during this three-day event. 

The East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Expo is the only commercial fishing exposition in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Combine education with fun at this trade expo, which features seminars and showcases new fishermen gear, equipment, and so much more! 

The Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel will be the Headquarter Hotel for the 2020 East Coast Commercial Fishermen & Aquaculture Trade Expo, and the site of the Industry Cocktail Party, which will be held on January 17th. In addition to staying at the Clarion Hotel, many other Ocean City hotels are offering special pricing for the 2020 Expo; see below for more details. 

Time: Friday, January 17, 11 am - 5 pm

Saturday, January 18, 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday, January 19, 10 am - 3 pm

Tickets: General Admission $15/day

$25/ 2 days

$30/ 3 days

Schedule of Events

Friday, January 17

-Maryland Watermen’s Association Cocktail Party & Auction 

6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Clarion Hotel

Maryland Seafood Hors d’oeuvres & Fresh Shucked Oysters (all you can eat)

$35 at the door (open bar until 8 pm)

Saturday, January 18

-Maryland Watermen’s Association Annual Membership Meeting

10-11 am at the Ocean City Convention Center - 2nd Floor, Room 208

-Seminars 11 am - 3 pm 

-Waterman of the Year Competition

3 pm at the Ocean City Convention Center - 2nd Floor, Room 208

Sunday, January 19

-Non-denominational Church Service

9 am at the Ocean City Convention Center - 2nd Floor, Room 208

-Truck Raffle Drawing

Maryland Watermen’s Association’s booth at 3 pm 

Ocean City Hotel Accommodations

Clarion Fontainebleau Resort Hotel: 10100 Coastal Hwy - Queen, king, and double rooms available for $79/night, call 800-638-2100 for reservations. 

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Oceanfront: 3301 Atlantic Ave. - Oceanfront two-queen room with a pull-out sofa bed, available for $69/night, January 16th and 19th, and $89/night, January 17-18th, call 410-289-1234 for reservations. 

Dunes Manor Hotel: 2800 Baltimore Ave. - Deluxe queen rooms available for $77/night, includes a full American Breakfast for two, and a shuttle to the cocktail party at the Clarion, call 410-289-1100 for reservations. 

Hampton Inn & Suites Bayfront: 4301 Coastal Hwy. - Rooms available for $65/night, free upgrades to bay-front view rooms on a first-reserve basis, call 410-524-6263 for reservations. 

Hilton Suites: 3200 Baltimore Ave. -  Two-queen room with a pull-out sofa bed, available for $99/night, January 16 and 19th, and $119/night January 17-18th, call 410-289-6444 for reservations. 

Holiday Inn Oceanfront: 6600 Coastal Hwy. - Two-double room with a pull-out sofa bed, available for $54/night, January 16th and 19th, and $69/night January 17-18th, call 800-837-3588 for reservations *mention Maryland Watermen for this rate.

Quality Inn Oceanfront: 5400 Coastal Hwy. - Two-double room with a pull-out sofa bed, available for $69/night, January 17-18th, and $54/night January 19th, call 800-837-3586 for reservations *The Quality Inn Oceanfront hotel will not be open January 16th. 

Residence Inn: 300 Seabay Lane - Studio king, or double queen suite with full kitchenette available for $79/night January 16-20th, includes a hot breakfast buffet daily, click here to reserve online.

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