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$2 Million Project Restoring Oyster Reef in Virginia River | July 19, 2015
REEDVILLE, Va. (AP) – Contractors are using ancient shells to restore an oyster sanctuary in the Great Wicomico River.

Julia Roberson Is Out to Save Our Oysters. But She’s No Marine Biologist | June 25, 2015
Why you should care | Because: oysters, clams and mussels

Virginia oyster and clam sales break records in 2014 | April 8, 2015
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s clam and oyster industries enjoyed a record year in 2014.

Virginia Oyster Industry 2014 | 2014

November Is Virginia Oyster Month | November – December 2014
There are scores of oyster varieties in Virginia from across the seven distinct growing regions, and yes, you can tell a difference in taste from one to the other.

Governor Seeks ‘Oyster Capital’ Designation | August 19, 2014
Forget Maryland’s crabs, Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a crowd of more than 100 people outside of the Executive Mansion on Tuesday morning. “By the time I’m done as governor, it’s going to be all about Virginia oysters.”

Governor McAuliffe Announces Creation of Virginia Oyster Trail | August 19, 2014
Proclaims November as Virginia Oyster Month, Recognizes Virginia as “Oyster Capital of the East Coast”

Va.’s oyster harvest topped 500,000 bushels in 2014 | February 12, 2014
Virginia’s oyster harvest increased by 25 percent last year, boosted by wild as well as farm-grown oysters.

Virginia’s Oyster Harvests Boom | February 07, 2012
2011 Harvest was the Best Since 1989; 2012 Harvest May be Largest in 25 Years