Virginia House Bill 1897 (HB 1897) and Senate Bill 1529 (SB 1529) are companion bills introduced, respectively, by Delegate Nick Freitas and Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel to make it crystal clear that aquaculture is
Oysters - Aquaculture is Agriculture
According to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (MRC), clam and oyster farming, also known as aquaculture, is not only a multi-million dollar industry in Virginia, it also provides important benefits like helping to clean waterways. Per MRC, "a single adult oyster can purge 50 gallons of water a day!" Environmentally-conscious consumers value local shellfish operations as welcome alternatives to imports and depleting wild stock.Watch now: short video on planting and harvesting oysters.
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Anthony Bavuso began oyster farming on his property in York County, Virginia because he wanted to be a producer and saw oysters as a way to help improve
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