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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

MAS Aquaculture

The Marine Advisory Services program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has been a leader in marine aquaculture initiatives across the Commonwealth. Efforts during recent years have focused on production of soft-shell blue crabs, oyster gardening, and the culture of marine finfish for food, stock enhancement, or live bait.

New Publications:

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture - Situation and Outlook Report (Results of 2013 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey), VSG-14-02, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2014-5, April 2014

Economic Activity Associated with Shellfish Aquaculture in Virginia - 2012, VSG-13-17, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2013-4, July 2013

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture - Situation and Outlook Report (Results of 2012 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey), VSG-13-02, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2013-2, March 2013

Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Primer for the Virginia Shellfish Industry, VSG-12-14, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2012-14, December 2012

2012 Cultchless (Single seed) Oyster Crop Budgets for Virginia, VSG-12-13, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2012-10, November 2012


 

Publications:

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture - Situation and Outlook Report (Results of 2011 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey), VSG-12-07, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2012-4, May 2012

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture - Situation and Outlook Report (Results of 2010 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey), VSG-11-06, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2011-11, June 2011

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture - Situation and Outlook Report (Results of 2009 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey), VSG-10-03, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2010-6, June 2010

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture - Situation and Outlook Report (Results of 2008 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey), VSG-09-04, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2009-5, June 2009

A Practical Manual for Remote Setting in Virginia, by Michael Congrove, James Wesson, and Standish Allen Jr. FRG Project No. 2008-04, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2009-1, VSG-09-01, January 2009

Best Management Practices for the Virginia Shellfish Culture Industry, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2008-10, September 2008

Environmental Code of Practices for the Virginia Shellfish Culture Industry, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2008-9, September 2008

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture - Situation and Outlook Report (Results of 2007 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey), VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2008-2, May 2008

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture - Situation and Outlook Report (Results of Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey 2005-2007), VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2007-2, June 2007

Initial Market Assessment of the Cultured, Non-native Oyster, C. ariakensis, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2006-9, December 2006

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture - Situation and Outlook Report (Results of Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey 2004-2006), VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2006-5, June 2006

Production of Spot as Live Bait for Recreational Angling, Marine Resource Advisory No. 78, November 2005

Contact marine specialist Karen Hudson (khudson@vims.edu) for information about these programs.

If you have an aquaculture-related project idea and seek funding to explore it, check out the Fishery Resource Grant Program.