Market research shows that Williamsburg has enough demand for a business where seafood eaters purchase a share of a season's fish harvest in exchange for regular deliveries. Now, Virginia Sea Grant is hosting a workshop for those interested in starting a community supported fishery.
WACHAPREAGUE — A report released by Virginia Sea Grant and Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) finds that oyster and clam farming in Virginia has an economic impact of more than $81.2 million to the state and added employment of 925 in 2012.
July 17, 2013
The cameras were rolling Tuesday when workers at a Hampton fish house wheeled a vat of glistening Chesapeake ray toward celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern, who had come to Virginia for a taste of it.
July 16, 2013
Gov. Bob McDonnell welcomed the first landing of Atlantic deep sea red crab to Virginia via a joint venture between Massachusetts-based Atlantic Red Crab Company and Virginia-based L.D. Armory Co., Inc., and Graham & Rollins, Inc.
June 21, 2013
Encouraging all Virginians to take action to reduce trash and litter in the Commonwealth's waterways, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Governor Bob McDonnell signed a proclamation recognizing June 2013 as Marine Debris Reduction Month in Virginia.
May 7, 2013
Waterfronts and the activities that depend on them, such as shipping, fishing and transportation, have played a central role in shaping our nation’s history and they remain a significant driver of the nation’s economy and culture. Activity associated with America’s ocean and Great Lakes waterfronts accounts for 3.41 percent of total U.S. Gross Domestic Product and 4.85 percent of total employm
April 23, 2013
The Virginia Marine Trades Association (VMTA) released a study showing that recreational boaters spend nearly $1.3 billion annually on boating in the Commonwealth. Over 40 percent of those dollars are spent on trip-related activity like gas for the boat, fuel, lodging, and meals at local restaurants. All of this money spent on enjoying Virginia’s waterways mean jobs for thousands of Virginians.
April 21, 2013
On the scenic shores of Mobjack Bay in Gloucester County, oysters are being farmed by the millions.
John Vigliotta owns one of the largest caged-oyster companies in the state, taking oysters from microscopic eggs to 3-inch cage-grown market beauties in the space of a year or two. Typically, oysters can take up to three years to reach m
April 10, 2013
Yes, it’s O.K. to eat swordfish again. Recovery of this species that was once thought to be lost "is one of the great success stories of modern fisheries management." That was the lesson from the spring Chefs’ Seafood Symposium recently held at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point.
April 5, 2013
If you went fishing in Chesapeake Bay in 2012, you may have noticed it was a banner year for red drum. Catches of these and other fishes led to an exceptional year for the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program. The program—supported by funding from Virginia’s saltwater license funds and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science—trains volunteer taggers to provide fisheries