Become a Virginia Oyster Grower

Interested in becoming a Virginia Aquaculture Oyster Grower? It’s a fast growing industry with many opportunities, and assistance is available to get you started. Contact any of the below to find out more:

Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Contact: Karen Hudson
Phone: 804-684-7742
Email: khudson@vims.edu
Website: www.vims.edu/adv

Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Contact: Steve Bowman, Commissioner
Phone: 757-247-2206
Email: steve.bowman@mrc.virginia.gov
Website: http://www.mrc.virginia.gov/Shellfish_Aquaculture.shtm

Division Shellfish Sanitization
Contact: Danielle Schools
Phone: 804-864-7484
Email: danielle.schools@vdh.virginia.gov
Website: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/EnvironmentalHealth/Shellfish/index.htm

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Virginia Seafood
Did you know that oysters are not just another delicious food rich in various vitamins and minerals; they are also helping to improve our waterways! A single adult Oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day. Cleaner waters, delicious taste, sustainable, and healthy for you, Virginia Oysters are a win for everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
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