November 10-11, 2023 - Newport News Marriott at City Center

Virginia’s Premier Gathering of Aquaculture Professionals

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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.

… with other aquaculture professionals—growers, equipment manufacturers, researchers, and agency representatives. A great opportunity to connect with a variety of aquaculture resources!

… about the latest aquaculture issues, challenges, and opportunities during our grower-focused program. Sessions for both bivalve shellfish culture and finfish/prawn culture run concurrently. 

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

Conference and Trade Show Hours

Friday, November 10

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Reception: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, November 11

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Conference Site


Maximize your comfort and minimize your travel stresses when you stay at Newport News Marriott at City Center. With access to popular destinations including Newport News Shipbuilding, Yorktown Beach, and Langley Air Force Base, our hotel in City Center at Oyster Point is an ideal home base for exploring the area on foot or by car.

Stay connected for work or pleasure with our high-speed WiFi and ergonomic workstations in every room. Relax on our luxury bedding while browsing the channels on our flat-panel TVs. When you get hungry, fuel up on creative appetizers and hearty entrees for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our hotel restaurant, Kitchen 740.

Our fitness center offers cardio equipment and free weights to help you maintain your exercise routine while traveling, or, take a lap in our indoor pool. From hosting a meeting with colleagues in our conference space to exploring the many things to see and do in Eastern Virginia, you’ll find everything you need at Newport News Marriott at City Center.

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