This year’s Skipper Expo Int. Galway 2013 in Ireland has been hailed an outstanding success with a record number of exhibitors and excellent visitor attendance.

The expo, which was held on 1st and 2nd March, attracted 117 exhibitors – an increase of 25 compared with the previous year. The stands and displays proved a major pull for visitors with an estimated 4,000 people attending over the two days. Sharon Boyle of show organiser Mara Media said: “This was a truly incredible show and as well as the excellent turnout from visitors from fishing ports throughout Ireland, we were particularly pleased at the number of people from Scotland and other parts of the UK.”