SAGB appoints new director
The Shellfish Association of Great Britain (SAGB) has appointed Dr. Tom Pickerell as its director, effective August 2009. Pickerell replaces Dr. Peter Hunt, who will be retiring in the summer after 10 years as director.
Pickerell is currently the shellfish development manager at SAGB and is managing the Shellfish Industry Development Strategy (SIDS). Once he begins the director role he will report to the SAGB council.
“I am excited by the challenge of leading the SAGB. It has a deserved reputation as a focus of shellfish knowledge, and has an increasingly important role as the significance of shellfisheries to the U.K. evolves,” said Pickerell.
“We are all delighted that Tom will be stepping into Peter’s shoes and I am looking forward to working with him,” said SAGB President Jeremy Simmonds. “Despite Tom moving on from his endeavours with SIDS we are keen for this program to continue to deliver successful outputs. Accordingly we will shortly be advertising for a SIDS project manager to work under Tom and to secure and develop our wild-caught and cultivated shellfisheries.”
Pickerell will attend the SAGB Annual Conference at Fishmonger’s Hall on 19 and 20 May.