Strong Industry Turnout at 6th Edition of North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show

St. John’s, NL – The 6th biennial edition of the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show took place November 16 and 17 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Even faced with challenging weather conditions, the event was happy to welcome 3,478 industry buyers from Newfoundland & Labrador, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Iceland and further. Every square inch of the Mile One Center was filled with over 100 local and international exhibitors showing the latest technologies and services available to the commercial fisheries, fish processing, aquaculture, and other marine sectors.

“We are quite pleased with the success of this edition of the show,” said Shawn Murphy, Show Manager. “With great crowds over the two days, attendance was excellent with a high rate of first-time visitors. Exhibitors have told us the right audience was there; many reported making sales and having plenty of leads to follow up with.”

As part of the event, three deserving individuals were inducted into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame, with remarks on Friday afternoon from the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. This recognition pays a lasting tribute to those who have made valuable contributions in any sector of the marine industry. Congratulations to this year’s inductees:

  • Cecil Pitcher (Mariner)
  • Bill Barry (Processor)
  • Byron Collins (Builder)

Bernadette Hyde was the lucky winner of the show’s Passport Program. This engaging activity gave visitors a chance to collect stamps from the booths of five sponsors and enter their completed ballot into a prize draw. Bernadette was the lucky winner of a package valued at more than $4,000.00. Congratulations! Thank you to the Passport Program sponsors: Oil Filtration Solutions, Helly Hansen, Mackay Marine, Mills Pittman & Twyne, and Atlantic Electronics Ltd.

Thank you as well to BDC, sponsors of the Friday morning exhibitor reception.

The North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show would not be possible without the ongoing support of its presenting partner: The Navigator. With their pulse on the industry and close ties to the fishing community in Newfoundland & across Atlantic Canada, the show benefits from their continued support. As part of this year’s partnership, a reception was held at Club One with the Kelly Ann Evans Band on Friday evening, enjoyed by exhibitors and visitors alike.

Thanks to all who made the 2018 edition of the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show a success. See you in 2020!


This key industry event is presented in partnership with:

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Alliance Mercantile Inc.

Ansell Canada

Aqua Production Systems

Atlantic Electronics Ltd.

Atlantic Propeller

Atlantic Recreation Ltd.

Beitir ehf

Benson Buffett PLC Inc.

Blois Fish Processing Automation Ltd.

Britmar Marine

Broad Distributing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

Canadian Hydrographic Service, Dept. Of Fisheries and Oceans

CG Emery

Chantier Naval Forillon Inc.

Chiasson Equipment Extra

Coastline Adventure

Cox & Palmer

Cummins Sales and Service

DBC Marine Safety Systems Ltd.

Department of National Defence / Canadian Beacon Registry

Dinamic Oil North America Inc.

Distribution Eugène Gagnon Inc.

Dynamat Inc.

East Coast Hydraulics

Entreprises Shippagan

Environment and Climate Change Canada

eSonar Inc.

Fab-Tech Industries

Fairway Insurance Services Inc.

Fish Harvesters’ Resource Centres (FRC)             

Fish Harvesting Safety Association (NL-FHSA)    

Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW/UNIFOR)

Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland


Four Ports Capital

Glamox Inc.

Globalstar Canada


Hampidjan Canada Ltd

Harbour Grace Ocean Enterprises

Hawboldt Industries

HBG Service

Helly Hansen - Workwear

Hydema AS

Icom Canada

Industrial Bay International Ltd

Jastram Technologies Ltd.

K&D Pratt Group Inc.


KD Custom Woodworking and Concrete

King Lifts Limited

Lunenburg Industrial Foundry & Engineering

Mackay Marine Canada

Madsen Power Systems

Marindustrial Inc.

Marlin Marine

Martak Canada Ltd.

McInnes Cooper

MCT Insurance

Mercer's Marine Equipment

Méridien Maritime Réparation

Mills Pittman Twyne Law Offices

Mustad Autoline Canada Inc

New Way Diesel Inc.

NL Department of Fisheries and Land Resources

Nord Marine Services Limited

North Atlantic Petroleum


Oceanside Equipment NL Limited

Oil Filtration Solutions Ltd.

OP Fiberglass & Marine Supplies Ltd.


Phoenix ''Lighting''

R.W. Fernstrum & Company

Rainbow Net & Rigging Ltd


Regence Footwear

Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie

Saeplast Americas Inc.

Sansom Equipment Ltd.

Sealand Insurance

Shoreline Lubricants and Industrial Supply


Spartan Industrial Marine

Stright-MacKay Ltd.

Superior Glove Works

Surewerx - Ranpro

T.R.T. Services Limited


The Navigator Magazine

Toromont Cat

TRC Hydraulics Inc.

TriNav Fisheries Consultants - TFC

TriNav Marine Brokerage

TriNav Marine Design Inc.

Vails Fiberglass Inc.

Vónin Canada


Wedgeport Boats Ltd.

Western Hydraulic

Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador

Yamaha Canada

Yates Boatbuilding


Shawn Murphy

Show Manager

Kate Stilwell

Marketing & Operations Manager

Sydney Peacock

Attendee Marketing Coordinator


Mile One Centre
50 New Gower Street
St. John's, NL A1C 1J3

(709) 758-1111