You are very welcome to attend the Shellfish Association of Great Britain's (SAGB) 40th Annual Conference in Fishmongers’ Hall, London on the 19th and 20th May 2009.
The 40th Conference comes at an exciting time in the UK shellfish sector with productions figures from 2007 (latest available) showing a combined wild-caught & cultivated shellfish value of £293m and volume of 167,500 tonnes; 11% and 3.4% increases from 2006 figures respectively.
The first session, chaired by Jeremy Simmonds, President of the SAGB, begins with the inaugural ‘Drummond Lecture’ given by Mr Maldwin Drummond who retired as SAGB president last year after 22 years. The first session’s programme also includes presentations on future marine policy developments, the CFP reform and the case for a national seabed survey.
The second session, chaired by Norman Young, Chairman of the SAGB, begins with a talk from John Wright of ‘River Cottage’ fame on his forthcoming book on the edible seashore. Other speakers include Jeremy Langley from Waitrose taking about the route for getting more UK shellfish in supermarkets.
The annual SAGB dinner will be a typically grand affair with an after-dinner talk from Michael Russell, Minister for Environment in Scottish Government.
The second day is chaired by Captain Philip Gibbon, Vice-President of SAGB, and includes talks on the UK whelk fishery (worth more than cod!), the future of Welsh inshore fisheries management and an update from WWF US on their new ecolabel for cultivated molluscs and the possible ‘Aquaculture Stewardship Council’.
Throughout the Conference scientific talks will cover sustainability of pot fisheries, the National Lobster Hatchery and the Solent Oyster Fishery.
Contact Lorraine Andrews at [log in to unmask], Tel: +44 (0)20 7283 8305 if you would like to attend the Conference and/or dinner.
TUESDAY 19th MAY
0945h REGISTRATION TEA/COFFEE
1045h WELCOME SPEECH - Mr Jeremy Simmonds, RD, BA (Oxon) SAGB President
Chairman Mr Jeremy Simmonds, RD, BA (Oxon)
1100h The Inaugural Drummond Lecture
“Past, Present and Future Work of the Shellfish Association of Great Britain”
Mr Maldwin Drummond, Esq., OBE, DL, Hon. DSc., FSA
1130h “Future Development in Marine Policy with Likely Impacts on Shellfisheries”
Mr Darius Campbell, Defra
1150h “CFP Reform – Opportunity for a Joined-up Approach”
Mrs Sarah Horsfall, Seafish
1210h “The Case for a National Seabed Survey”
Mr Robert Gatliff, The British Geological Survey
1230h “Achieving Sustainability and Accreditation for Crab and Lobster Fisheries”
Dr Julian Addison, Cefas, Lowestoft
1300h BUFFET LUNCH
Chairman Mr Norman Young, SAGB Chairman
1400h “The Edible Seashore”
Mr John Wright
1420h “The Future of the Waddensea Mussel Fishery”
Mr Jaap Holstein, Holstein Consultancy b.v.
1445h “The Route for More Shellfish in UK Supermarkets”
Mr Jeremy Ryland Langley, Waitrose
1510h AFTERNOON TEA
1530h “A Possible Viral Standard for Shellfish Waters”
Dr David Lees, Cefas, Weymouth
1555h “A History of the Solent Oyster Fishery - Thirty Five Years of Surveys”
Mr Peter Walker, CEFAS, Lowestoft
1615h “Shellfish – Just How Much Are They Worth?”
Mr Ashley Wilson, SAGB
1900h for 1930h ANNUAL DINNER (Dress: Black tie)
Guest Speaker: Mr Michael Russell, Minister for Environment, The Scottish Government
WEDNESDAY 20th MAY
Chairman Captain Philip Gibbon, SAGB Vice President
1000h “Whelks : More Important Than You Might Think”
Mr Tim Dapling, Sussex Sea Fisheries Committee
1020h “The Future of Welsh Inshore Shellfisheries Management”
Mr Jerry Percy, Welsh Federation of Fishermans’ Associations
1040h “A New WWF Ecolabel for Mollusc Cultivation”
Mr Colin Brannen, WWF USA
1100h “Management of Mussel Seed Stocks”
Mr Will Wright, Kent and Essex SFC
1120h “The National Lobster Hatchery – Strategies for the Future”
- Dominic Boothroyd, National Lobster Hatchery
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