45th East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Exposition

Roland E. Powell Convention Center

Ocean City, Maryland

January 18th-20th, 2019

Cocktail Party

Friday, January 18, 2019

Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel (Ocean City)

6:30PM Cocktail Party

7:15PM Auction

Open Bar Until 8PM

Tickets are $35

Show Hours

Friday, January 18

11AM to 5PM

Saturday, January 19

10AM to 5PM

Sunday, January 20

10AM to 3PM

Tickets are $15/day & $25/2-days

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 2019 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 18-20, 2019.


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 18, 2019.  Prices for hotels do not include tax.

Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel, located at 101st Street and Coastal Highway. Queen, king, and double rooms available for $79.  Reservations must be made by January 4, 2019 to receive the discounted room rate.  For reservations call 800-638-2100.

Hilton Suites Ocean City, Located at 32nd Street and oceanfront.  Rate is $99.00 January 17 and January 20; $119.00 January 18 and January 19.  For reservations call (410) 289-6444.

Holiday Inn Oceanfront, located at 67th and Oceanfront. Rates are $54 per night January 17 and January 20; $69 a night January 18 and January 19. All rooms are oceanfront with a private balcony or patio, 2 double or 2 king beds and a pull out sofa.  Call 800-837-3588 reservations and mention Maryland Watermen for this rate.

Quality Inn Oceanfront, located at 5400 Coastal Highway. Rate is $69 a night January 18 and January 19; and $54 January 20. The hotel will not be open on January 17. Call 800-837-3586.

Comfort Inn Gold Coast, located at 11201 Coastal Highway. Rate is $49 per night for standard rooms with 2 beds based on double occupancy. Guests may upgrade to a bay view room with 2 double beds for an additional $10 or a king room for an additional $20 per night.

Seminar Schedule

Saturday, January 19, 2019


More information coming soon!

Exhibitor List

More information coming soon!

For Vendors:

 If you are a business interested in exhibiting at our show, please check out our exhibitor brochure. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 410-216-6610 or info@marylandwatermen.com

Top photograph courtesy of Jay Fleming

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