Locally Sourced, Nationally Recognized

Quality Inspected and Fresh Everyday. Virginia’s quality control and regulatory standards for water quality and processing plants are recognized among the most stringent in the nation. Virginia’s water and product are policed by a number of regulatory agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Shellfish Sanitation, and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Additionally, Virginia Tech scientists and engineers work with processors to monitor and improve control procedures in shellfish and finfish plants throughout the state.

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Virginia’s Seafood Industry Provides $1.1 Billion Boost to State’s Economy

The Virginia Seafood Economic Impact Study has been released. To see the full report, fact sheet, and infographic, follow the link above.


Did you know Virginia was in the Aquaculture 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 in 2018 was roughly 32.1 million and they planted 103.9 million single oysters.The total dockside value for oyster aquaculturists (not including spat on shell production) was $27.7 million in 2018. Virginia ranks third in the Nation and first on the East Coast in seafood landings.

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The Latest News and Events


The Virginia Tech Seafood AREC will be hosting a summit on May 3rd to discuss seafood tracability at the Newport News Virginia Tech Center. Below are links to register and … More »

Governor Youngkin & First Lady Youngking show support for Virginia Seafood at 2024 VA Food & Beverage Expo!

On Wednesday the VMPB participated in the 2024 VA Food & Beverage Expo at the Richmond Convention Center. Mike Hutt and Owen Hynson exhibited fresh Virginia Seafood, served fresh wild … More »

Blue Crab Season Is Here Virginia!

March 18th, 2024 is the opening day for Blue Crab harvesting in the state of Virginia. The Chesapeake Bay region is known for it’s Blue Crab and Virginia is no … More »