RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Marine Resources Commission extended Virginia’s oyster season due to what could be the largest harvest in 35 years. This season’s harvest could top 300,000 bushels, the highest number since the 1987-1988 season. 

Oyster season is being extended by two weeks in March and April in portions of Virginia waterways where the oyster population is high. This comes in addition to the season extension Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) approved in January for parts of the James and Rappahannock Rivers. 

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