The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt scheduled seafood events.

On Wednesday, the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) announced it has rescheduled its 2021 Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC) from January to May 23-28 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, California.

"Moving the conference allows NFI to continue to offer this event and provide much needed critical information during a time when there has been so much disruption in the market," said the US trade association.

The rescheduling is just the latest in a long list of seafood trade shows and conferences that have been either canceled or rescheduled since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year.

Major trade shows such as the Boston and Brussels seafood shows were canceled this year. And earlier this week, the organizers of the China Fish & Seafood Expo announced that event, which was scheduled for October, has been canceled.