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Continue reading “Virginia Retail Directory”

Virginia Retail Directory

If you’re having trouble finding Virginia Seafood products near you I guarantee you can find something from the many online stores as well as brick & mortar locations located in … More »

Continue reading “2018 Virginia Commercial Landings Figures”

2018 Virginia Commercial Landings Figures

Every year the Virginia Marine Products Board compiles data from VMRC and NOAA to create a chart with the top 20 species in Virginia as well as compare and landings to the landings of other states. As of 2018 Virginia remains first on the east coast and third in the nation. More »

Virginia Seafood Sustainability March 2018

Virginia Seafood Sustainability Report

Virginia Seafood Sustainability A report requested by the Virginia Marine Products Board Robert A. Fisher Virginia Institute of Marine Science Virginia Sea Grant-Affiliated Extension March 2018   Virginia Seafood Sustainability1 … More »


Oyster Facts & Information

Are oysters safe to eat? Oysters harvested from approved waters, packed under sanitary conditions, and properly refrigerated are usually safe for raw consumption by healthy individuals. Cooking oysters to an … More »

Continue reading “Virginia is in the oyster business!”

Virginia is in the oyster business!

The shellfish aquaculture industry in Virginia continues to grow, adding significant value to the State’s seafood marketplace. The numbers of market oysters sold by Virginia growers increased in 2012 by … More »

Continue reading “Landings and Value of Top 20 Virginia Species 2017”

Landings and Value of Top 20 Virginia Species 2017

Species DOCKSIDE VALUE ($) LANDINGS (POUNDS) Oyster $48,987,866.03 4,180,366 Quahog Clam $47,610,543.50 4,936,323 Blue Crab $38,072,742.10 30,921,837 Sea Scallop $34,833,542.11 3,896,913 Menhaden $22,865,271.00 284,226,224 Conchs $6,591,859.38 1,281,498 Striped Bass $6,257,079.03 … More »

Continue reading “Tasty Soft-Shells Make Any Occasion”

Tasty Soft-Shells Make Any Occasion

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Hutt Virginia Marine Products Board Tel: 757-874-3474 Fax: 757-886-0671 E-mail: Tasty Soft-Shells Make Any Occasion If you’ve never tasted a soft-shell crab before, … More »