Virginia Marine Resource Bulletin Winter 2010

February 10, 2010
Selling fish at farmers' market.

Marketer, Educator, Processor

…and waterman. One Virginia fishing family is taking on all of these roles and more to sell their catch directly to consumers at farmers’ markets. They are also spreading the word to other watermen about the increased profits that can be gained by this strategy.
February 10, 2010
Fish oil capsules

From Discovery to Market

Virginia Tech’s Zhiyou Wen is looking for a way to capitalize on a chance connection between the biodiesel industry and the demand for omega-3 fatty acids. Algae that grow on waste glycerol from biofuel production can turn that byproduct into omega-3s for use in a variety of foods and nutritional products.
February 10, 2010
No discharge sign.

No Discharge Zones

A new state law supports the designation of No Discharge Zones in all Virginia tidal creeks. What does this change mean for Virginia boaters?