October 5, 2023October is National Seafood Month!

Celebrate National Seafood Month with Virginia Seafood! Virginia ranks third in the nation and first on the east coast in seafood landed in the latest NOAA rankings from 2021. Due to Virginia’s location the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and tributaries combining with the Atlantic Ocean creates an unique ecosystem for Virginia Seafood. Virginia commercial watermen and women harvest over 50 species, some of the most valuable commercial species harvested are Clams, Oysters, Menhaden, Scallops, Blue Crab, Rockfish, and Blue Catfish. Virginia Seafood is Fresh, Local, and Sustainable!

Virginia’s commercial watermen and women play a big part in keeping Virginian Seafood ranked third in the nation and first on the east coast. Commercial watermen and women go to work every day before sunrise battling long days and rough conditions to provide you with Virginia Seafood. We hope you continue to support your local commercial watermen and women during National Seafood Month and throughout the entire year. To learn more about where to find retailers in your area follow the link here.

Virginia Aquaculture Oyster Growers