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ASSG Conference, 31 Oct - 1st Nov 2019

Competition!

The ASSG’s annual conference includes a competition to find Scotland’s best shellfish:

 

Rock Oyster, Crassostrea gigas

Native Oyster, Ostrea edulis

Mussel, Mytlus edulis

 

Do you have some to enter?

All entrants must be members of ASSG or Seafood Shetland.

Rules

Competition Format

 

1. Register your intention to compete, by entering on t conference registration form.

 

2. Bring along a 1kg sample of live mussels (count 60-90/Kg) or 12 live oysters (range 80-120g).

 

3. Product will be held in chilled storage until 1230 on the 31st October, when the competition takes place.

 

4. Each mussel sample will be debyssed and cooked over high heat until the shells are open.  No flavourings or additives will be used.

 

5. Each oyster sample will be presented some unopened and some opened on one plate.

 

6. The origin of samples will be anonymous to the judges.

 

Competition Rules

 

1. All samples must come from registered Scottish farms and be accompanied by a despatch note to ensure traceability, and depuration certificates where necessary

 

2. Shellfish must be brought to the competition in a chill box to ensure the cool chain is not compromised

 

3. Competition entrants must be registered as delegates at the conference

 

4. One entry per registered farm

 

5. The decision of the judges is final.

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ASSG Conference Oban 2019 - Charges

 

ASSG Member: £100 (£50 / day)

Non-ASSG Member: £150 (£75 / day)

Standard trade show stand – including two delegates’ registrations: £250

Large trade show stand - including two delegates’ registrations: £350

Conference dinner: £50

Student concession: £50 (£25 / day)

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Day 1  October 31st

 

11:30     Open for Delegate Registration - (Trade stands and discussions)

 

12:00     Conference welcome Nick Lake ASSG - Conference Opening

 

12:10     Mairi Gougeon MSP - Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment

 

12:30     Best Scottish Shellfish Competition(Start of judging) Awards sponsored by HIE

 

Conference Session 1 - The Big Picture

 

14:15 - 14:45     “Bivalve shellfish - resilience in action”  Sandra Shumway - Department of                              .                         Marine Science, University of Connecticut, USA

 

14:50 – 15:20    “Shellfish production - delivering benefits”  Aad Smaal - Aquaculture and .     .                                 fisheries group, Wageningen University, Netherlands

 

Conference Session 2 - The International Picture

 

15:45 - 16:10     “Mussels and Oysters - shelf space guaranteed”

                           Mhairi Forbes and Rosemary Wilkinson, M & S

 

16:15 - 16:40      “A short career in shellfish and restaurants ”

                          Ben Wright, Wright Brothers restaurants, London

 

16:45 - 17:10     "Turning shellfish into seafood - a simple process?”

                         Stephen Cameron, Scottish Shellfish marketing group

 

17:30 - 18:00  -  ASSG AGM for members

 

19:00 for 19:30  -  Annual Dinner  Fishouse Restaurant The Railway Pier, Oban

                         + Award winners announced Sponsored by HIE

 

 

Day 2  -  November 1st

 

09:00 - 09:05    Conference welcome  -  Nick Lake, CEO ASSG

 

Conference Session 3  -  Industry Development

 

09:10 - 09:20    “Improving biotoxin testing capabilities”   Kevin Mulholland,

                         Product manager, Neogen Europe

 

09:25 - 09:35    “Finding NAEMO—Mussel research support network”

                         Åsa Strand - Co-ordinator, Mussel stocks workshop

 

09:40 - 10:05    “Selecting the “best” shellfish for production”

                         Tim Bean - Roslin research Institute, Edinburgh

 

10:10 - 10:40    “Mussel longlines and environmental benefits”  John Holmyard/Danielle         .                        Bridger - Offshore farms Ltd,/University of South West, Devon

 

Conference Session 4  -  The Scottish Perspective

 

11:20 - 11:45   "Shell-volution - an opportunity for demand driven industry research"

                        Gregg Arthur - NAFC Marine Centre, Shetland and Michael Tait, SSMG

 

11:50 - 12:15   “Applying science and technology - delivering shellfish”

                       Carter Newell - Pemaquid Mussel Farms, Maine, USA

 

12:20 - 12:50   “Bivalve hatcheries and growers requirements—views and visions from our         .                        suppliers”  Panel discussion chaired by Tristan Hugh Jones - Loch Ryan

                        Mark Dravers - Guernsey Sea Farms

                        Kelsey Thompson - Morecambe Bay Oysters

 

 

12:55 - 13:00   Conference closing remarks  -  Nick Lake - ASSG

 

13:00 - 14:30   Buffet Lunch and conference close

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