If you want to check if your permit is current, this link will allow you to check on a map.  Check Oyster Garden Permits 

under Habitat Permits and look for a green pin at your location. Or contact VicSpain@rocketmail.com.

Join Shelley Katsuki for a virtual tour of VIMS' Kauffman Aquaculture Center.
Also, VIMS Multimedia
If you order from Amazon, Amazon will make a contribution to TOGA. When you login at https://smile.amazon.com/, you can enter Tidewater Oyster Gardener Association as your charity. Click below to start.
Click on left below. Click on right for the extension to your browser. TOGA thanks you.


VIMS Study-Intensification of Dermo disease.

Video with Dr. Ryan Carnegie also at this link.

An interesting story about Skipjacks, oysters and Smith Island narrated by Walter Cronkite (1965). Discovered by Brian Wood. Click here.

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”

― Ernest Hemingway, 

A Moveable Feast


Upcoming float sale at Williams Wharf Landing, Oct. 2, 2021

Click here.


Learn about the
Chesapeake Oyster Alliance
New Reasearch from VIMS, 2021
TOGA Displays, click here

Many of our activites are funded by the sale of Chesapeake Bay license plates.


Helping students​ who help the Bay


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