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LogoKey contact: Secretary
John Hermse
Scallop Association
Argus Lodge
Wards Road
Elgin
Moray
IV30 1NL

Tel: (01343) 545565
Mob: 07714 524900
Email: Scallop@btconnect.com

 

Brief history:

The Scallop Association, formed in 1998, is the only UK-wide organisation representing the interests of both the catching, gear manufacture and processing sectors of the scallop industry. It is recognised by government ministers and agencies as the voice of the industry, and includes in its membership, most of the major shellfish processors. On various issues it presents the views of its members at local, national and EU level where, e.g., proposed new legislation is likely to impact on the livelihoods of those earning their living from the fishery. It collaborates with bodies such as the Food Standards Agency in matters such as toxin testing, and strives to promote and preserve the UK industry in the face of foreign competition. It also addresses issues of gear conflict and is increasingly becoming involved in discussions with NGO's on Environmental matters.

The Association is heavily involved in the National Scallop Group and is currently in the process of instigating a Good Practice Guide which will be used UK wide. An MSC pre-assessment project on Channel Scallops is also being sponsored by the Scallop Association.

Chairman:  Iain Spear
Vice Chair - Catching:  John Denbow
Vice Char - Processing:  Euan Beaton

Latest News

28th August 2016

Researchers at the University of Glasgow and Marine Scotland Science published a study (27 August) on the impact of deep-sea trawling at depths of 600m or more.

According to the researchers in the study 'A Scientific Basis for Regulating Deep-Sea Fishing by Depth', results from the research suggest there are conservation benefits to limiting deep-sea trawling down to depths of 600m and not any deeper.

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