Next month the Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers will host its ASSG Conference in Oban. The event is running 6th and 7th October and has the headline “we’re all in this together”. Booking is now available for the event here along with the option to have trade stands at the event.
More information about the event can be found in the October’s edition of the Grower October 2022 here.
If you are an ASSG member the “Best Scottish Shellfish” competition will be seeking to determine the finest Native and Rock oysters along with cultivated mussel. Hence a chance to gain stardom and the prize of one of the Richard Bramble shellfish plates kindly sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise. There is the conference dinner and awards on the evening of the 6th October at the Fishouse restaurant and of course our excellent seafood lunches on both of the conference days.
In addition, for those shellfish growers interested in the shell-volution project there will be a meeting invitation extended by the Islands Deal consortium. Running in parallel earlier on the morning of the 6th we have a presentation from Dr Tim Bean and his team from the Roslin Institute explaining the status of the innovations for disease monitoring at shellfish sites. This will be accompanied by a demonstration of the latest test equipment and the opportunity to participate in field trials.
Finally, a hoped-for demonstration of the current status for a remote monitoring probe to identify and quantify a range of marine biotoxins. The project led by Dr Christine Edwards from the Robert Gordon Institute Aberdeen, has reached the stage of testing both the “electronic mouse” and a potential catalytic shield capable of breaking down shellfish biotoxins.