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
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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