How They’re Different

The regions in Virginia have a variation of salinity ranges from low salinity 5-12ppt, medium salinity 12-20ppt  and to a high salinity over 20ppt.  With this variation everyone will be able to find an oyster that will satisfy your palate. The aquaculture oysters in Virginia grow at a fast pace with a consistent size and shape that are available year round.

Virginia Aquaculture Oysters Regional Flavor Guide

Use the regional flavor guide for Virginia Aquaculture Oysters to choose just the right oyster for the occasion. View the regional flavor guide online or download your own version.

Oyster Map of Virginia showing 8 regions.

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Virginia Seafood
Virginia Seafood and summer are a great combination. Many Virginians know summertime for their family gatherings highlighted by steamed Blue Crabs, but there are other ways to enjoy Virginia Seafood during the summer. As we get closer to the official start of summer it’s a great time to be on the look out for the wide variety of seafood festivals and events held in Virginia. We’d also like to highlight Virginia’s Commercial Watermen and women who provide us with fresh and local Virginia Seafood not only in the summer, but year-round as well. For more information on festivals and events in your area go to our websites Virginiaseafood.org and Virginiaoysters.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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