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Members of the BCSGA benefit from networking opportunities as well as from the advocacy, assistance, knowledge and community that can only be provided by belonging to British Columbia’s largest shellfish growers’ association. Here are a few more reasons you might want to join the BCSGA.

  • Discounted rates for liability insurance through Coastal Community Insurance Services
  • Blanket bond coverage to meet requirements (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) for a security deposit/bond on shellfish tenures
  • Networking at the annual general meeting, the general meeting and industry functions/events
  • Sector-specific business & technical training
  • Free classified listings on the BCSGA website
  • Certification in the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program for raising a sustainable food product in a sustainable manner
  • Ability to post your job openings on the BCSGA website free of charge
  • Industry representation at the government, regulator, consumer and general public levels
  • Promotion of shellfish products at trade shows, culinary events, festivals and so on
  • Email notifications and updates on industry-specific topic
  • Representational support on topics of interest to the shellfish industry
  • Information about new technical advances in the industry, new legislation and marketing opportunities

Member companies who supply and support the industry can have their logo and contact information listed on the suppliers’ page of our website. There may also be opportunities to connect at annual meetings and BCSGA-supported functions to raise your company’s visibility amongst the membership.

Membership in the BCSGA is open to any person or business with a connection to the shellfish industry – farmers, processors, suppliers, retailers or those providing goods and services to our sector.

The base membership is $500 per year (September 1 to August 31). Membership fees increase, based on the number of hectares farmed, if you avail yourself of the blanket bond coverage.

Download the Membership Form