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Virginia Aquaculture Businesses

Capt. Tom’s Oyster Floats

Darryl Krolicki

Wicomico Church, VA


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Chesapeake Bay Oyster Company, LLC

Jon Quigley

Oyster equipment, bags, cages, floats, seed oysters

PO Box 96 Wake, VA 23176


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Jett’s Hardware

Cages and cage building supplies

18425 Northumberland Hwy. Reedville VA 22539

(804) 453-5325

Rappahannock Oyster Farm

Charlie Ransone

Oyster floats and liners

PO Box 53

Wake, VA 23176


Virginia Department of Health

Miller Smith

Division of Shellfish Sanitation

PO Box 241

White Stone, VA 22578


Ward Oyster Company

John Vigliotta

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

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Big Island Seafood

Marsha Haywood

Filled shell bags for restoration or living shorelines

Maryus, VA


Capt. Jack's Seafood Co.

Jack White

Oyster floats, oyster seed and accessories

PO Box 35 New Point, VA 23125


Wolf Trap Oyster Company

Warren Callis


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Mike Lightfoot

1152 Wilton Rd.

Hague, VA


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Oystermama's Bay-bies

Judy Ambrose and Justine Kendrick 

Mathews, VA

Call or text: 804-725-8557

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Karen Hudson

Advisory Services

PO Box 1346

Gloucester Point, VA 23062

(804) 684-7742 

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Smiley Works

William Smiley

Hassle Free Oyster Farming


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Chesapeake Bay Foundation

142 W. York St., Suite 318


Norfolk, VA 23510

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Great Wicomico Oyster Co.

191 Bow Wood Drive

Heathsville, VA, 22473

Monica: 757-619-9631

Matt: 301-526-7503

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Ocean Products Research

Terry Murphy

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

PO Box A1A

Diggs, VA 23045


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Reedville Oysters, LLC

Captain Tom Nutt, Tom Nutt III, Fred Nutt

Floats, Grow Out Bags, Accessories

861 Main Street

Reedville, VA 22539



Virginia Marine Resources Commission

Jim Wesson, Chip Neikirk


2600 Washington Ave - 3rd Floor

Newport News, VA 23607


Eddie Heath Crab Pots & Supply Co.

Wire for oyster cages

724 W Main St.

Crisfield, MD 21817-1012