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Virginia Aquaculture Oyster Growers Directory

For wholesale distributors, restaurants, food service distributors, and retail stores

Virginia Aquaculture oyster growers are all about quality. They take pride in making sure that their oysters are consistent in quality, taste and size to meet all market demands. Triploid oysters are oysters that are sterile that put all their energy into a fast grow out and none into breeding which make a fat oyster year round. Diploid oysters which can reproduce are the Bays natural brood stock and are grown in our local watershed.

Visit our list of all Virginia Aquaculture Oyster Growers Directory on VirginiaSeafood.org.

Virginia Seafood Retailers Directory

For consumers

With 87 commercial seafood species, you better believe, there is always a catch. And because the majority of Virginia’s catch being harvested by day boats, you have absolute assurance that it is always fresh (unless you specify frozen, of course). No one exceeds our quality standards, but don’t take our word for it, learn about all the variety of federal and state inspections that we answer to.

Visit our list of Virginia Seafood Retail guide on VirginiaSeafood.org.

Virginia aquaculture oyster grower handling an oyster.

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Virginia Seafood
The Virginia Tech Seafood AREC will be holding a Seafood traceability summit on May 3rd . Below you will find a link to register and more info about the event from the Virginia Tech Seafood AREC.Register: register.ext.vt.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=2965796“Join us on May 3rd for the Seafood Traceability Summit, where industry experts and stakeholders convene to discuss critical topics like the FSMA 204 traceability rule and the evolving landscape of seafood traceability. The summit will take place at the Virginia Tech Newport News Center, with an online option available for virtual attendees!Book hotel lodging by April 12th to receive the special block rate before the deadline!Make your hotel reservation at the Marriott at City Center.Millions of people fall victim to foodborne illnesses every year, and traceability is a key factor in tracing back food that has been involved in an outbreak.The FSMA initiative mandates compliance by January 20, 2026, impacting everyone who manufactures, processes, packs, or holds foods included on the Food Traceability List (FTL). However, some exemptions or partial exemptions could apply to some processors. As part of our commitment to empowering seafood industry stakeholders, the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center presents this summit to inform attendees about the rule, exemptions, and available technologies.Here's what you can expect:Insightful Discussions - Hear from industry experts and regulatory officials as they delve into the nuances of seafood traceability, exploring applicable regulations, challenges, best practices, and emerging trends.Innovative Solutions - Discover cutting-edge technologies and solutions designed to streamline traceability processes, enhance supply chain efficiency, and ensure seamless compliance with FSMA regulations.Networking Opportunities - Connect with peers, regulators, and technology providers.Event details:Date: May 3, 2024Location: Virginia Tech Newport News Center, Newport News, VATime: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM” ... See MoreSee Less
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