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The final countdown has now begun for Scottish Skipper Expo 2022, which gets underway at the exciting new location of the P&J Live arena in Aberdeen a week today (Friday 13 May).

With 180 exhibitors from 18 different countries, Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 (13-14 May) will provide an exciting and comprehensive showcase for the fishing industry. Entry is free and we really recommend you pre-register beforehand to beat the queues by visiting https://theskipper.ie/scottish-skipper-expo/

Sponsored by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, the event will feature exhibitors from virtually every equipment and support service available to the fishing industry and includes a strong presence from first-time exhibitors. The P&J Live arena offers more space, better facilities and an enhanced overall visitor experience compared to the previous venue, ensuring it will be a fantastic event to attend.

The expo will be officially opened by Mairi Gougeon, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, who will then tour the exhibition arena to see at first hand the innovation that is the hallmark of commercial fishing today.

Sharon Boyle, Commercial Fishing Manager for show organiser, Mara Media, said: “Excitement is really mounting, and we are all looking forward to this event getting underway. It is wonderful to see such strong exhibitor interest in the expo, which will ensure that this will be a fabulous show for everyone. After a challenging couple of years, it is important that the UK and wider international industry has a meeting place where productive business can be achieved in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.”

At the end of the first day of the expo (13 May), a special reception will be held at the Douglas Hotel, Aberdeen at 7:00pm. Sponsored by Sunderland Marine and Commercial Oils, the event promises to be the perfect opportunity for everyone to relax and socialise after a busy opening day. Fresh seafood will be supplied by Messers J. Smith Fish Merchants, GJ Jack Seafoods and MFV Sunrise, and expertly prepared by the catering team at the Douglas Hotel. The event, which will feature live music, will be open to all exhibitors and their guests on an invite basis.

Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 will be held at the P & J Live arena on 13 and 14 May 2022, opening times 10am to 6pm on Friday 13 May and 10am to 4pm on Saturday 14 May.