Mara Media, the organiser of Irish Skipper Expo 2020, has announced that the show originally scheduled for 13 and 14 March in Limerick has been postponed due to uncertainty over the escalation of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Hugh Bonner, managing director of Mara Media said: “We regretfully announce that we are postponing next week’s Irish Skipper Expo 2020, but our foremost concern is the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors to the event.
“The advice we have received from Health Service Executive Ireland (HSE) is that while coronavirus in Ireland is still in the containment phase, it is a rapidly evolving situation, and as such, rescheduling the show is the only sensible and pragmatic option.
“This is not a decision we have taken lightly, and we appreciate the difficulties this will cause because of the planning involved in attending the expo, but the wellbeing of exhibitors and visitors is of paramount importance to us.
“We will be working with our show contractors, and with the wider fishing industry, to put in place a new date which will be announced as soon as possible. We would like to thank our exhibitors for their valued support at this challenging time.”
The Fishermen’s Fling, which was due to be held at this year’s show, has also been cancelled. Caitlín uí Aodha, CEO of Lost At Sea Tragedies (LAST) said: “We regretfully announce that we are postponing next week’s LAST fundraiser, but our foremost concern is the health and safety of visitors to the event.”
Tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled Fishermen’s Fling and refund requests can be organised by contacting us at www.last.ie