VIRGINIA Aquaculture Conference

The biennial Virginia Aquaculture Conference hosted by the Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science provides an opportunity for the aquaculture industry to learn about current and upcoming issues, explore new developments in culture technology, and network with other growers, researchers, agency staff and aquaculture suppliers.



2021 aquaculture conference

virginia's premier gathering
of aquaculture professionals


with other growers, agency representatives, aquaculture researchers and vendors. A great opportunity to make connections to a variety of aquaculture resources!


about the latest aquaculture issues, challenges and opportunities in concurrent sessions for bivalve shellfish culture and finfish / prawn culture. Content is targeted towards what is relevant to growers.


the Virginia Aquaculture Conference Trade Show—a great opportunity to learn about aquaculture-related products, services, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.


A delicious taste of Virginia’s fresh and all-natural farmed seafood and featuring a special “Merrioir to Terroir” oyster pairing experience thanks to our partners at the Virginia Oyster Trail.   Sample “York River Oysters” (Chessie Seafood and Aqua Farms) paired with Alewerks’ “York River Oyster Stout” and Rappahannock Oyster Company’s “Olde Salt” oysters paired with Saude’ Creek Vineyards signature “Pearl” vintage. 

Ticket to Friday night reception included with registration.

Thanks to our 2019 Food & Beverage Sponsors!

our 2019 sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Associate Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Seafood & Beverage

Fri., Nov. 15 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat., Nov. 16 8:00 am - 5:00pm

For more information:

740 Town Center Dr, Newport News, VA 23606, USA

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