October 10, 2017

Seventy-Five Percent of the Menu
Fresh, local and sustainable—one chef’s goal

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July 5, 2017

For the Love of Oysters:
Taking growers from novice to master

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May 15, 2013

Selecting a Better Oyster (Part 3): Picking Parents for the Best Traits

Virginia Sea Grant funded researchers develop a strategy for breeding oysters with improved disease resistance and other profitable characteristics for Virginia's oyster aquaculture industry.
May 8, 2013

Selecting a Better Oyster (Part 2): Back from the Brink

Bringing oysters and industry back after almost a century of disease decimated wild populations was part science, part serendipity.
May 1, 2013

Selecting a Better Oyster (Part 1): Sea Grant Research Supports Industry Growth

VASG-funded researchers want to improve the bottom line for Virginia’s oyster growers by selectively breeding oysters with more profitable traits.
March 28, 2013

Chefs Seafood Symposium: Science Behind the Seafood

The Chefs Seafood Symposium is a Virginia Sea Grant annual event that invites professional, apprentice, and student chefs for a day of learning about seafood and the science behind the products chefs serve.
March 15, 2013

Gaining Perspective to Breed a Better Oyster

Three oyster experts took a road trip into the mind of a seafood buyer, visiting high-end restaurants to find out what makes a half-shell oyster worth purchasing. The Virginia Sea Grant-funded research team want to breed a better, more profitable oyster for Virginia’s aquaculture industry.
June 8, 2012

Shellfish Aquaculture a Bright Spot in Weak Economy

Virginia’s oyster aquaculture industry is growing steadily despite the struggling economy and some setbacks in hatchery production, according to a report from Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Virginia Sea Grant.
April 11, 2012

Effects of Invasive Seaweed on Oyster Pathogens

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April 6, 2012

VIDEO: How to Build Oyster Gardening Equipment

These videos show our friends at the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA) assembling containers typically used in oyster gardening. Virginia Sea Grant is a proud partner with VIMS and TOGA. Together we train residents of coastal Virginia in the benefits, practice, and science of oyster gardening.
March 6, 2012
Peter Kube is a Quantitative Geneticist at Australia's CSIRO. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

VIDEO: Economic Values of Traits in Salmon

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January 10, 2012
Oyster larva. ©VASG

Selecting Stronger Oyster Larvae Without Weakening Adults

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January 10, 2012
Harvesting commercially grown oysters. ©Margaret Pizer/VASG

Improving Treatment to Reduce Oyster Disease

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January 5, 2012

VIDEO: Burreson’s Contributions to Science, Policy Recognized with 2011 Mathias Medal

On a mid-October evening, Gene Burreson, who colleagues consider “one of maybe two of the most important figures in the field” of fish and shellfish pathology, stood before a room of resource managers, industry members, scientists, and family and humbly stated, “Although this award is only given to one person, science is not done alone. I’ve been lucky that I’ve always hired good people to work with me.”
September 13, 2011

VASG Announces 2011 Mathias Medal Recipient

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce that Eugene Burreson, VIMS Professor Emeritus, will become the latest recipient of the prestigious Mathias Medal. The Mathias Medal is presented roughly every four-to-six years to a retired scientist who has made significant contributions to science and policy in the Chesapeake Bay.
June 13, 2011
TOGA Fellowship Endowment was inspired by and in honor of Mike Oesterling and Jackie Partin.

TOGA Honors Long-Time VASG Extension Partner with VIMS Fellowship

Tidewater Oyster Growers Association (TOGA) announced the establishment of a graduate student fellowship endowment at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) on Tuesday. The TOGA Fellowship Endowment is inspired by and in honor of VIMS extension agent Mike Oesterling and TOGA founder and former President Jackie Partin.

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