November Is Virginia Oyster Month

Governor Glenn Youngkin proclaims November as Virginia Oyster Month to recognize the importance of the industry and the hard work and dedication of the Commonwealth’s oyster producers. The average dockside value for Virginia’s wild and farmed oysters is annually around $40 million. Oysters are a critical component of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. A single adult oyster can purge 50 gallons of water a day.