VASG research team talks to The Ebbitt Grill (D.C.) General Manager about what he looks for in oysters. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Sea Grant Gains Perspective to Breed a Better Oyster

3/22/2013 - Three oyster researchers took a road trip into the minds of seafood buyers, visiting high-end restaurants to find out what makes a half-shell oyster worth purchasing. The Virginia Sea Grant-funded research team wants to breed a better, more profitable oyster for Virginia’s aquaculture industry. So far, they have concentrated on… SEE MORE

VA Coastal Policy Clinic Partners with Virginia Sea Grant

3/22/2013 - Virginia Sea Grant is proud to have entered a partnership with William & Mary Law School’s new Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic (VCPC). The VCPC ( offers law students the opportunity to work with leading Virginia scientists and develop solutions for some of the most challenging environmental questions facing policymakers today.… SEE MORE

VA Aquaculture a Bright Spot in Weak Economy

6/8/2012 - 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. In 2011, oyster growers sold over 23 million oysters worth more than $6.7 million — up 38% from 2010.… SEE MORE
Hurricane Irene approaches Virginia in August, 2011. ©NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Essential Tools For Every Virginian’s Hurricane Kit

5/25/2012 - The hurricane preparedness tax holiday from May 25 through 31 has Virginians stocking up on the essentials: first aid supplies, tools, and, if lessons have been learned from last year’s Hurricane Irene, generators. But there are two more tools that should be in your virtual toolkit: an online water level… SEE MORE
Oysters, clams, striped bass, and weak fish are just some seafood types local to Hampton Roads. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Will a Community Supported Fishery Work in VA?

5/25/2012 - The Virginia Sea Grant–College of William & Mary partnership to investigate local interest in establishing a community supported fishery (CSF) is continuing this summer, with two interns from William & Mary (WM) working in the Virginia Sea Grant offices at Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Rising WM Mason School of… SEE MORE