Information from Virginia Agencies

Click here for current VMRC Oyster Gardening Permit application and mailing address.


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

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

Step 1. go to the list homepage:

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

Join Shelley Katsuki for a virtual tour of VIMS' Kauffman Aquaculture Center.

Also, VIMS Multimedia


VIMS Study-Intensification of Dermo disease.

Video with Dr. Ryan Carnegie also at this link.

New Reasearch from VIMS, 2021