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ASSG Conference papers

6-7 October 2016

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These fine plates are  the highly sought after prizes won in this competition. The prizes are generously donated by HIE.



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Day 1 - October 6th


Conference Opening

Address from Gareth Baird, Crown Estate Commissioner for Scotland


Conference Session 1 Building on Success - Lessons from the Past?


Growth of the Scottish Industry Over Time - Key Considerations?

Nick Turnbull


Conference Session 2 Maintaining Present Development Opportunities


Scottish Shellfish do we have Room to Grow? - Current Operational Perspective and the 2030 Vision? Michael Tait, Managing Director, Shetland Mussels Ltd.


Investments and Assets - Securing Business Development.

Ian Wright, Director, Traighe Mhor Oysters Ltd.


Day 2 Friday 7th October


Conference Session 3 Future Opportunities for Scottish Businesses?


Shellfish and Environmental Stewardship - Ensuring Consumer Confidence.

Dr Frederica Cilombo, Friends Of the Sea,  Project Development and Out-reach Officer UK 


Mussel Hatchery Developments in Shetland - Securing Future Seed Supplies? Gregg Arthur, Programme leader NAFC.


Genetic Selection Opportunities for the Shellfish Industry - Are we Cultivating the Right Stock? Dr Tom Ashton,  Xelect Ltd, St Andrews, UK


Shellfish as Part of Integrated Aquaculture - Are there Associated Production Opportunities? Dr Gavin Burnell, University College Cork, Ireland



Conference Session 4 Scottish Shellfish on the International Stage?


Developments in the US - Lessons to be Learnt?

Dr Carter Newell, President, Pemaquid Mussel Farms, Maine, USA


Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century Consumer - View from the Multiple Retailers? (tbc)


Scotland Food and Drink Vision 2030 - Scottish Food Producers Perspective and Shellfish Implications? Dennis Overton, Chair, Vision 2030 Group and Aquascot.

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"Scottish Cultivated shellfish,

Past, Present and Future"

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