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DIY Resources

Oyster Gardening Resources, Company, Products, and Contact Info



Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA)

PO Box 2463, Gloucester, VA 2306

Capt. Tom’s Oyster Floats
Wicomico Church, VA
Darryl Krolicki,, 804-580-5021


Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Oyster donations and education

142 W. York St., Suite 318, 757-622-1964

Norfolk, VA 23510


Chesapeake Bay Oyster Company, LLC

Oyster equipment, bags, cages, floats, seed oysters

PO Box 96 Wake, VA 23176

Jon Quigley, 804-338-6530



Wolf Trap Oyster Company


Warren Callis

Great Wicomico Oyster Co (diploid and triploid spat, cages and bags)

191 Bow Wood Drive

Heathsville, VA  22473

Monica 757-619-9631 or Matt 301-526-7503


Jett’s Hardware

18425 Northumberland Hwy. Reedville Va. 22539

(804) - 453- 5325 Cages and cage building supplies


Mike Lightfoot

Commercial grade cages and bags

1152 Wilton Rd, Hague, VA, 703-919-2723


Ocean Products Research

Wire mesh, pig rings, ties, synthetic rope, bungee chord

PO Box A1A

Diggs, VA 23045

Terry Murphy 804-725-3406


Oystermama's Bay-bies (Diploids and Triploids)

Mathews, VA

Judy Ambrose and Justine Kendrick 

Call or text 804-725-8557


Rappahannock Oyster Farm

Oyster floats and liners

PO Box 53 Wake, VA 23176

Charlie Ransone 804-776-9422


Virginia Department of Health

Division of Shellfish Sanitation

PO Box 241 White Stone, VA 22578

Miller Smith 804-435-1095


Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Advisory Services

PO Box 1346, Gloucester Point, VA 23062

Karen Hudson (804) 684-7742


Virginia Marine Resources Commission

2600 Washington Ave - 3rd Floor Newport News, VA 23607


Ward Oyster Company

John Vigliotta

Aquaculture oysters

Seed oysters, large quantities (20,000 or greater) at wholesale prices

Filled shell bags for restoration or living shorelines

Marsha Haywood

Big Island Seafood

Maryus, VA


Eastfields Farms, Distributor for Shell Bag Netting and Black [UV} cable ties

(Shellbag netting is presently being used for remote setting [spat on shell]] and natural shore line restoration.)

Pete Perina, Mathews Va 23109

804 725 3948

On Eastern Shore-

Eddie Heath Crab Pots & Supply Co in Crisfield, MD - 410-968-1292

Wire for oyster cages

724 W Main St

Crisfield, MD 21817-1012

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