Get Cultured. AQUAcultured.

AquaCultured, a program presented by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Virginia Sea Grant, celebrates the harvest of Virginia shellfish farmers by helping find ways to get their catch to your table! Explore AquaCultured for information on shellfish, recipes for preparing them at home and where to find our events and farmers to buy from!

Buy Shellfish

Where can you buy Virginia shellfish – grown the aquacultured way – in your area? Find fresh shellfish and aquaculture farmers near you.


Sell Shellfish

Aquacultured is filled with trainings for aquaculture producers and farmers on how to host their own events, package their products, and get their shellfish to market.


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News about shellfish. Tips for buying shellfish. Recipes for enjoying shellfish. Find all that and more on our blog.