Seafood Information

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 »

Oysters

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 “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 “Facts About The Virginia Seafood Industry 2017”

Facts About The Virginia Seafood Industry 2017

FROM: Virginia Marine Products Board 554 Denbigh Blvd., Suite B Newport News, VA 23608 CONTACT: Mike Hutt Executive Director Tel: 757-874-3474 Fax: 757-886-0671 virginiaseafood.org The Virginia seafood industry is one … More »