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

Happy 4th of July from the VMPB!

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Virginia Seafood! Let us help take the stress over what to serve this year at your holiday barbeque. Thanks to Virginia’s commercial watermen and … More »

Celebrate National Catfish Day With The VMPB!

Today is National Catfish Day and the VMPB would like to highlight a relatively new member of the Virginia Seafood industry, the Wild Caught Blue Catfish. The Blue Catfish is … More »

Virginia Seafood Is Ready For Summer!

As we move into a summer filled with seafood festivals, fish frys, and crab picking lets take a moment to appreciate Virginia’s commercial watermen and women who contribute to making … More »