Unit F – 2002 Comox Ave., Comox, BC V9M 3M6 250.890.7561

The BC shellfish industry will be an innovative, competitive economic sector that is a world leader in sustainable shellfish culture.


To advance the sustainable growth and prosperity of the BC shellfish industry in a global economy by providing leadership, communication and advocacy to members, government, the public and other stakeholders while maintaining and improving the integrity of the marine environment.

The goals of the BCSGA are:

  • To build effective support structures and relationships among industry stakeholders.
  • To ensure a secure business climate that promotes greater investment and profits.
  • To increase the growth and diversity of opportunities for the shellfish industry.
  • To ensure scientific research and technological development is industry-driven
  • To ensure that the BC Shellfish Growers Association will be a strong, representative industry association.

Other priorities of the Association include:

  • Support of water quality activities, programs and advocacy
  • Support of the implementation of industry based Environment Management System Code of


  • Development of a generic marketing program for BC shellfish
  • Consistent regulations at both the federal and provincial level
  • Development of on farm food safety programs for quality assurance
  • Support of the Centre for Shellfish Research