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A Healthy Choice

Oysters are naturally high in essential vitamins and minerals like iron, Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins A, E, and C, Calcium, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin B-12. They are also low in … More »

Oyster Month 2022 Is Here!

November is Virginia Oyster Month! We use this time to celebrate, Crassostrea virginica, better known as the Oyster. Virginia leads the East Coast in Oyster production and Oyster landings bring … More »

Getting To Know The Blue Catfish

The Blue Catfish or its scientific name, Ictalurus furcatus, can grow as large as 100 pounds, reach a maximum length of five feet, and lives around nine to ten years. … More »

Fall In Love With Virginia Seafood!

We now are fully into the Autumn weather and with the second week of National Seafood Month under way the VMPB would like to tell you about some delicious species … More »

National Seafood Month is Here!

October is National Seafood Month. In recognition of this we would like to let you know about the commercial seafood industry, the men and women that work in the industry, … More »

Summertime is underway!

    The official start of summer is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than fresh local Virginia Seafood. With summertime treats like Blue Crabs, Scallops, Rockfish, Oysters, … More »


Blue Crab season has officially begun, so we thought this would be a perfect time to tell you a little bit more about this delicious species! The translation of its … More »

Blue Crab Season is on the Horizon!

Great news commercial Blue Crab season is right around the corner! The season opens on March 17th so make sure you have suppliers lined up so you don’t miss out … More »