The 2022 edition of the Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) signature event, GOAL, will now be held in Seattle rather than Tokyo, the group said Thursday.

The in-person event was scheduled to be held at The Okura Hotel in Tokyo from Oct. 24 to Oct. 27, but "pandemic-associated travel restrictions made holding an in-person event in Japan impractical, said the group.

GOAL is now scheduled for Oct. 3 to Oct. 5 at Seattle's Fairmont Olympic Hotel.

"While we are disappointed that GOAL will not be held in Tokyo this year, we are excited that GOAL is returning to the United States for the first time in 13 years, when GOAL 2009 was held in Seattle," said GSA CEO Brian Perkins.