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ASSG Conference, 4-5 October 2018

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"Scottish Cultivated shellfish - Our Role in Saving the Planet"

Day 1 - October 4th Corran Halls


Nick Lake – Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers

Conference Opening


Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform



Conference Session 1 - Social and Environmental Perspectives


Shellfish and the Health of the Nation

Baukje de Roos - Rowett Research Institute


Environmental Benefits of Native Oyster Production

Morven Robertson – Blue Marine Foundation


Conference Session 2 - The International Picture


Swedish Mussel Production and Seed Supply

Asa Strand – Swedish Institute for Research


The Spanish Cultivation Industry Perspective

Martina Ferreira Novio – ANFACO, Vigo, Pontevedra


Oyster Developments in Australia

Gary Seidel – Hexacyl and Col Bridges- Smart Oyster



Day 2 - October 5th


The Role of Crown Estate Scotland

Amanda Bryan – Chair, Crown Estate Scotland


Conference Session 3 - Environment and Stewardship


Shellfish Production and Ecosystem Services

Adam Hughes – SAMS / UHI Aquaculture Hub


Management of Irish Mussel Seed Stocks

Nicolas Chopin – BIM Ireland


Water Quality and the Role of Shellfish

Matthew Service – AFBINI Northern Ireland


Conference Session 4 - Scottish Industry Developments


Shellfish Research and the Future Outlook

Richard Slaski – SARF Executive Director


Mussel Seed – Constraints and Opportunities

Gregg Arthur / Michael Tait – SSMG / Shetland Mussel Hatchery


Engagement with the UK Shellfish Sector – How can Targeted Philanthropy Help?

Eleanor Adamson – Programme Manager, Science / Strategy


Development Support and Businesses

Elaine Jamieson – HIE, Head of Food and Drink Policy

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Download the conference presentations today! Click on the links below.

Winners 2018

Winners of the Best Shellfish 2018 / 2019

Best Shellfish Winners!

2018 / 2019


Best Native Oyster

Judith Vajk

Caledonian Oysters


Best Rock Oyster

Elaine Jamieson (representing)

Barra Oysters


Best Mussel

Douglas Wilson

Inverlussa Mussels

P2 Judith P3 Rob P4 David P1 Trevor P5 Bara