USDA Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC) has published several fact sheets pertaining to oyster culture in the southern U.S., ranging from extensive and intensive cultivation methods to high-density rearing of oyster larvae.
- Cultivating the Eastern Oyster, SRAC Publication NO. 0432
- Aquaculture Oyster Products: Inspection, Quality, Handling, Storage, Safety, SRAC Publication No. 0434
- Extensive Culture of the Eastern Oyster in the Gulf of Mexico Region, SRAC Publication NO. 4300
- Oyster Hatchery Techniques, SRAC Publication No. 4302
- Non-Commercial Oyster Culture, or Oyster Gardening, SRAC Publication NO. 4307
- Off-Bottom Culture of Oysters in the Gulf of Mexico, SRAC Publication No. 4308
- High-Density Rearing of Oyster Larvae in Flow-Through Systems, SRAC Publication NO. 4311
Virginia Marine Advisory Services Program
Oyster culture has developed rapidly over the past decade in Virginia. The following publications are provided through the Marine Advisory Services Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences. In addition, other publications can be obtained directly from their website.
- Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture – Situation and Outlook Report (Results of 2013 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey), VSG-14-02, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2014-5, April 2014
- Cultchless (single seed) Oyster Crop Budgets for Virginia, VSG-12-13, VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2012-10, November 2012
University of Georgia Marine Extension Service
Following are selected publications from the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service on wild spat collection and growout. Additional publications and information can be obtained directly from their website.
- Evaluation of Eastern Oysters, Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791), Spat Collectors for Whitehouse Seafood. Occasional papers of the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service Vol. 13, 2012.
- Wild Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, Spat Collection for Commercial Grow-out in Georgia.Occasional papers of the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service Vol. 2, 2008.