How to Store Oysters

Store live oysters in a shallow container (not airtight) lined with moistened paper towels. Discard oysters that are not closed or don’t close when tapped. To maximize freshness when storing shucked oysters keep in the refrigerator between 33 and 40 degrees F. You can also put the packed oysters in a container packed with ice in the refrigerator.

 

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Virginia Seafood
While Virginia Oyster Month might be in November Virginia Oyster Season is a year-round event! Virginia’s Oyster is regularly among the top ten species in annual landings for the state and in fact Virginia leads the East Coast in Oyster production! Virginia Oysters are filter feeders that have greatly improved water quality in Virginia waters and are incredibly important to the preservation of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, just one adult oyster can filter 50 gallons of water a day! The VMPB wants to show support to our Aquaculture Growers as well as our Commercial Watermen who keep fresh and local Virginia Oysters available year-round. Go to our websites Virginiaseafood.org or Virginiaoysters.org to learn more about Virginia Oysters! ... See MoreSee Less
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