Membership of the ASSG offers numerous benefits to
shellfish growers and those in allied sectors:


In Edinburgh, with Scottish Executive Ministers and officials, MSPs and their researchers and Parliamentary staff; including Marine Scotland.

In Aberdeen, with FSAS Scotland and Marine Scotland; In London, with DEFRA, FSA, CEFAS and SAGB Mollusc Committee.

Close liaison with relevant organisations

SFIA (Shellfish and Aquaculture Advisory Committees), SEPA, Scottish Coastal Forum, LANTRA, SNH, Highland Council, Western Isles Council and The Crown Estate Scotland.


By way of debate between the Management Committee and members at the Annual Conference (Autumn) and on an individual basis at other times, plus mailshots on specific issues, plus a quarterly informative Newsletter (‘The Grower’), edited by Janet Brown.

Dissemination of information

To leading journalists and decision makers.

Highly successful annual International Conference

Augmented in recent years by Workshops on topical issues (‘Biotoxin Management’, ‘Sustainability’, ‘Innovation’).


Applications for Crown Estate Scotland Leases and Several Fishery Orders.


With Crown Estate Scotland on behalf of the sector over seabed lease rentals.

Promotional activities

Participation at Exhibitions and Food events;•Involvement in Training issues through participation in LANTRA Sector Skills Council, the UK body for developing vocational training.

Support in R&D projects

Links to EU (CRAFT) and UK research funds, as well as participating in CARD and the Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum, (SARF). CEO Nick Lake currently oversees the Association, with assistance from members of the Management Committee (Stephen Cameron, David Attwood, Janet Brown, Tristan Hugh-Jones, Michael Tait, Ruth Henderson, Patrick Blow and Allan Jess).

We hope you will consider taking out membership for 2020.


Full membership


Student membership

Application form

You can join online by filling in the form below. Once we receive your application we will email you a PayPal payment request and process your application.

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