October 31st

Mairi Gougeon MSP
Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment

The Big Picture

Bivalve shellfish – resilience in action
Sandra Shumway – Department of marine Science, University of Connecticut, USA

Shellfish production – delivering benefits
Aad Smaal – Aquaculture and fisheries group, Wageningen University, Netherlands

The International Picture

Mussels and Oysters – shelf space guaranteed
Mhairi Forbes and Rosemary Wilkinson, M & S

A short career in shellfish and restaurants
Ben Wright, Wright Brothers restaurants, London

Turning shellfish into seafood – a simple process?
Stephen Cameron, Scottish Shellfish marketing group

November 1st

Industry Development

Improving biotoxin testing capabilities
Kevin Mulholland, Product manager, Neogen Europe

Finding NAEMO—Mussel research support network
Åsa Strand – Co-ordinator, Mussel stocks workshop

Selecting the “best” shellfish for production
Tim Bean – Roslin research Institute, Edinburgh

Mussel longlines and environmental benefits
John Holmyard/Danielle Bridger – Offshore farms Ltd,/University of South West, Devon

The Scottish Perspective

Shell-volution – an opportunity for demand driven industry research
Gregg Arthur – NAFC Marine Centre, Shetland and Michael Tait, SSMG

Applying science and technology – delivering shellfish
Carter Newell – Pemaquid Mussel Farms, Maine, USA

Bivalve hatcheries and growers requirements—views and visions from our suppliers
Panel discussion chaired by Tristan Hugh Jones – Loch Ryan Oysters

Mark Dravers – Guernsey Sea Farms
Kelsey Thompson – Morecambe Bay Oysters

2019 ASSG Best Shellfish Winners

Native Oysters
Winner – Loch Nell Oysters
Highly commended – Loch Ryan Oysters

Rock Oysters
Winner – Isle of Bara Oysters
Highly Commended – Islay Oysters

Winner – Inverlussa Mussels
Highly Commended – Shetland Mussels

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