The ASA Story

The ASA was founded in 1992 to foster a better public understanding of the importance of the scallop industry and to represent and promote the interests of the domestic, U.S. wild-caught, Atlantic sea scallop industry. Our aim is to support ASA members and all other affiliated interests to ensure a viable and long term future for the Atlantic sea scallop fishery through effective dialogue, consultation, collaboration and partnerships.

See the 35 minute documentary film “Sustaining Sea Scallops”

Mission

Collect, prepare, and disseminate information concerning the scallop industry to its members, the general public, and appropriate state and federal agencies and to support efforts to enhance the perception of excellence of quality of U.S. wild-caught, Atlantic sea scallops.

Leadership

Ross Paasche
President, American Scallop Association
rpaasche@myseafood.com
978-561-3895

John F. Whiteside, Jr.
General Counsel
John@JWhiteside.com
(508)991-3333