Since 1973, the Maryland Watermen’s Association has tirelessly served the interests of watermen and the seafood industry throughout the state of Maryland. We have continuously worked to ensure the future of independent watermen and seafood businesses throughout the state. That hard work has given the MWA, its staff and leadership a strong position and high visibility with State and Federal regulators, as well as, environmental and business associations and organizations.

43rd East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Exposition

Roland E. Powell Convention Center

Ocean City, Maryland

January 12th-14th, 2018

The East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s and Aquaculture Trade Expo is the only commercial fishing show produced in the Mid-Atlantic region. Each year thousands of commercial fishermen, charterboat captains, aquaculturists, scientists, educators and public from Maine to Florida enjoy the show.


We are looking forward to making Expo 2018 the best one to yet.


All of us at the Maryland Watermen’s Association look forward to seeing you in Ocean City, MD at the Expo January 12-14, 2018.


In case you missed last year’s show, here is an excellent snippet courtesy of David Kaltenbach of Kaltenbach Productions.


Hotel Accommodations

The Clarion Fontainebleau is the Headquarter Hotel for the 2018 Expo. It is also the site of the Maryland Watermen’s Association’s annual cocktail party, which will be held Friday, January 12, 2018.

Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel, 101st Street and Coastal Highway, single or double rooms available from $77/ night. Reservations: 800-638-2100

Fairfield Inn & Suites, 2501 Philadelphia Ave; Ocean City, MD 21842 Rooms available from $70/ night. Reservations: 410-289-5000. You can also book online:

Hilton Suites Ocean City, 32nd Street and Oceanfront. Thurs: $99; Fri-Sat: $119; Sun: $99 Reservations: 410-289-6444

Holiday Inn, 67th and Oceanfront. Thurs: $49;  Fri.–Sat: $69; Sun: $49. Reservations: 800-837-3588

Quality Inn Oceanfront, 54th Street and Oceanfront. Oceanfront efficiency rooms (kitchenette with full-size refrigerator). Rate: Fri. & Sat.: $89; Sun.: $64 Reservations: (410) 524-7200


Top photograph courtesy of Jay Fleming

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