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LogoKey contact:  Chairman
Iain Spear

Tel: 00 44 (0)1271-373273
Email: iain.spear@coombefish.co.uk

 

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
 

Latest News

25th April 2016

Ross Dougal, the President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther.

David Corner, Chairman of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, welcomed the appointment and said it would reinforce the already strong relationship the museum enjoys with the modern day fishing industry.

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