November 30, 2021

For anyone that has sat down and had conversations with watermen in coastal Virginia, you’ve probably heard them say that working on the water is just “in their blood.”  They’ve …

adjustable long line system of oysters in shallow waters, just off from the shoreline. you can only see posts and a few lines in between them, everything else is underwater

September 3, 2021

Oysters: From Shell to Shucked Author: Tripp Smith, Virginia Certified Ecotour Guide A Brief History In 1897 my great grandfather started an oyster business in the little village of Sharps. …

oyster shoot

August 30, 2021

Saturday, August 21 was a big day for Aaron and Taryn Rowland, owners of Rogue Oysters, a small oyster farm located on the Northern Neck near Lancaster, VA.  It may …


July 23, 2021

The Virginia Oyster:Part I Author: Aaron Rowland, Virginia Certified Ecotour Guide Only one species of oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is native to the eastern seaboard. This oyster is sometimes called the …