Governor Sean Parnell is promoting Alaska seafood during a trip to Boston this week. With more than 19,000 attendees expected, including more than 30 Alaska seafood companies, the Boston Seafood Show is one of the largest seafood exhibitions in North America. The event is being held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
"Alaska's seafood industry is a crucial part of our state's economy," Governor Parnell said. "It's a pleasure to celebrate and promote one of Alaska's greatest natural resources -- our salmon. The Boston Seafood Show is a fantastic venue for us to tout our message of wild, healthy, and sustainably-harvested Alaskan seafood."
The governor and representatives from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) today met with representatives of key Alaska seafood buyers including Darden Restaurants, Costco, Long John Silver's restaurants and Captain D's restaurants.
Tonight, Governor Parnell will attend an Alaska-themed reception hosted by ASMI and sponsored by Alaska's major seafood processors. Approximately 900 customers and clients of Alaska seafood products are expected to attend.