About Virginia Aquaculture Oysters

Virginia has a history of having the best tasting Oysters on the East Coast!

The Virginia Aquaculture Oyster industry is growing oysters with a variety of tastes that please all. The salty flavors of seaside oysters to the sweet/butter flavors of the bay and its tributaries oysters will please any palate. Virginia’s quality control and regulatory standards for water quality and processing plants are recognized among the most stringent in the nation. Virginia’s water and product are policed by a number of regulatory agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Shellfish Sanitation, Department of Environmental Quality, and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Additionally, Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Virginia Tech scientists and engineers work with processors to monitor and improve control procedures in shellfish plants throughout the state.

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Virginia Seafood
Because of the many proud commercial watermen the Virginia seafood industry is able to provide such a diverse and delicious variety of seafood for all to enjoy. Thanks to Virginia’s commercial waterman Virginians have access to Blue Crab, Oysters, Clams, Scallops, Blue Catfish, Rockfish, and many other fresh and local seafood choices. These men and women work tirelessly every day and that steadfast dedication is what makes Virginia third in the nation and first on the East Coast in seafood landings. For more information on specific species and a list of retailers check out our websites virginiaseafood.org and virginiaoysters.org ... See MoreSee Less
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