Aquaculture: Top Stories

VIMS trains interns in oyster aquaculture

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently celebrated the graduation of four emerging professionals needed to advance Chesapeake Bay’s rapidly growing oyster-farming industry.

VIMS welcomes oyster aquaculture interns

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently welcomed the fifth group of interns to its six-month Oyster Aquaculture Training Program (OAT) to learn the skills needed to enter Chesapeake Bay’s rapidly growing oyster-farming industry.

Interns gain hands-on experience in oyster aquaculture

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science recently celebrated the graduation of four emerging professionals who will be joining the ranks of Chesapeake Bay’s rapidly growing oyster aquaculture industry.

Oyster aquaculture on upswing in Virginia

A new report from VIMS and Virginia Sea Grant shows the Commonwealth’s oyster aquaculture industry is poised to begin its biggest growth spurt ever.

Public-private partnership aids oyster industry

Local oyster growers and VIMS researchers find that moving farmed oysters into saltier waters just prior to harvest nearly eliminates the presence of a bacterium that can sicken humans.

Senator Warner visits VIMS to discuss oyster restoration

Visit coincides with a growing recognition that increased disease resistance, a local surge in oyster aquaculture, and recently announced federal restoration goals promise new opportunities for restoring Bay oysters.

Blue crab population booms

VIMS winter dredge survey shows a 60% increase in Chesapeake Bay's blue crabs since last year, reaching the highest level measured since 1997.

Ghost pot program a "win-win"

Out-of-work commercial watermen pulled up more than 9,000 derelict "ghost pots" from Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries during the second year of Virginia's landmark Marine Debris Removal Program.

VIMS a partner in Coastal America Award

The Lynnhaven River Oyster Restoration Team is honored for innovative efforts to restore the river's oyster population.

VIMS trains interns in oyster aquaculture

VIMS begins a new program to train the skilled workers needed to advance Chesapeake Bay’s rapidly growing oyster-farming industry.

‘Ghost Pot’ program benefits Bay and watermen

Virginia’s one-of-a-kind program to remove derelict crab traps from Chesapeake Bay yields data that will improve next year’s recovery effort and further reduce inadvertent trapping of Bay organisms.