Seafood Expo Asia, which was scheduled to take place in Hong Kong in early September, has been canceled, according to Diversified Communications, organizers of the event.

The move was made in response to ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong and careful analysis of the current situation, pending protests and the impacts on the event, Diversified Group Vice President Liz Plizga said in a statement.

“We are committed to delivering an event that best reflects the interest of the seafood industry,” Plizga said. “This decision was exceptionally difficult and one that we did not take lightly. There was enough information to indicate that these events would continue with potential impacts on travel and logistics. Our goal is to deliver a valuable and safe environment that’s conducive to business. At the end of the day, we made the final decision with our customers’ best interest in mind.”