Agencies & Permits
Oyster Gardening Permit Application
This checklist will soon be included in VMRC’s General Permit #3 Application, but in the meantime new applications and renewals should also include a completed checklist. Submit all materials to VMRC. ‘
Is My Permit 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.
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Sign up for the new VIMS Oyster Gardener Listserve!
This new email communications tool is to send infrequent, but relevant and interesting content on oyster-related research/news/information, educational offerings (including TOGA/VIMS Master Oyster Gardening Course) and best practices related to oyster gardening health, safety, etc. This is to augment the fantastic resources TOGA provides on oyster gardening fundamentals. Give it a try! To subscribe – follow the steps below. If you have problems – contact Karen email@example.com.
Step 1. go to the list homepage: https://lists.vims.edu/wws/info/va_oyster_gardeners
Step 2. Click on the subscribe button in the left-hand menu
Step 3. Fill out your email and name and hit subscribe
Step 4. Verify subscription
Step 5. Go to your email in box and you should see a message from SYMPA asking you to again verify the subscription – hit subscribe
Chesapeake Bay Environmental
Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report
Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
How to look up Growing Area Classification and how to be notified of condemnation change. Click here.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC)
Virginia Oyster Stock Assessment and Replenishment Archive (VOSARA)