Virginia is the nation’s third largest seafood producer and the largest on America’s Atlantic coast. In addition, Virginia ranks 10th nationally in Aquaculture production. Virginia’s watermen harvest 50 commercially valuable species from 620,000 acres of water, including sea scallops, blue crabs, striped bass, summer flounder, croaker, spot, clams and oysters. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science reported the annual economic impact of Virginia’s seafood industry to be over one half of a billion dollars.
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Virginia Grown | 102 Governor Street | Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: 804.225.3663 | Fax: 804.371.7786