At a Glance
A new aquaculture industry is emerging in the coastal waters surrounding Chincoteague Island off Virginia’s Atlantic coast as the famous salty oysters known as the “Chincoteague Salts” make a comeback. These local waters also offer excellent grounds for clamming and crabbing, and sea-to-table restaurants abound for enjoying these bountiful harvests. During this hands-on seafood extravaganza, get your feet wet as you join local watermen to hunt for clams, learn about oysters and catch the famous blue crab and work with experienced chefs to make historic and modern Chincoteague dishes. Along the way, learn about the re-emerging aquaculture industry from those who live it, and find out about the challenges faced by those who work on the water.