Virginia Oyster Population Booming, Harvest Extended

March 24, 2023 Michelle Wolf, WAVY

Oysters are typically harvested between October and March, but with such a healthy stock this year, that harvest is being extended into April for the first time in decades.

Virginia’s Oyster Industry Squeaks Through The Pandemic

Virginia’s oyster industry, the largest on the East Coast, has survived the pandemic, but growers and producers throughout the commonwealth’s eight oyster regions are still facing a long road to recovery, industry representatives said.