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Something for Everyone!

  • Relevant culture information presented for all levels of production

  • Unique Networking Opportunity

  • Trade Show

  • Taste of Virginia’s cultured seafood products

The biennial Virginia Aquaculture Conference is hosted by Advisory Services at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.  This is an industry conference, providing an opportunity for the aquaculture industry to learn about current and upcoming issues, explore new developments in culture technology, and interact with others with similar interests.  The aquaculture industry in Virginia is made up of bivalve shellfish, marine and freshwater finfish and freshwater prawn industries.  The conference program features two concurrent sessions – bivalve shellfish and finfish/prawn-  to address the needs of these groups.

Attendance grows at each event and is nearing 200 participants from the aquaculture industry, technology groups, academic research and government agencies.  The steering committee is a team of academic, government and industry partners with representation from VIMS, Shellfish Growers of Virginia, Virginia Aquaculture Association, VA Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, Virginia Cooperative Extension (Virginia State University and Virginia Tech.)