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There are two aquaculture production methods for oysters in Virginia: intensive culture (off-bottom, containerized) and extensive culture (loose on bottom). Intensive culture is also referred to as “cultchless” production because the oyster seed used is single-seed.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
August 13, 2013