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/map/aquaculture

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
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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