The United States produces two major species of oysters, Crassostrea virginica (the Atlantic oyster or Eastern oyster) and the non-native, Crassostrea gigas (Pacific oyster). The Eastern oyster, found primarily in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf Coast) region and the Chesapeake Bay region, historically accounts for roughly 75 percent of total U.S. harvests. The Gulf Coast region, principally Louisiana, generally leads the nation in oyster production. The Pacific region, principally the state of Washington, follows closely, and the Chesapeake region, principally Maryland, ranks third. June 2012 ... Oysters
- Annual Commercial Landing Statistics, Fisheries Statistics, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
- Census of Aquaculture (2005), USDA, 2006.
- East Coast Shellfish Growers, Toms River, NJ.
- Economic Benefits of Connecticut’s Oyster Farming Industry, Connecticut Department of Agriculture, 2006.
- Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS), Foreign Ag Service (FAS), USDA.
- Import and Exports of Fishery Products 2011, Fisheries Statistics Division, NMFS, 2012.
- NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology, Fisheries Statistics Division, Foreign Trade Information - Integrates and disseminates state and federal statistics about marine fisheries.
- Oyster Market Report, Globefish, FAO, 2008.
- Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Olympia, Washington.
- Cultivating the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, Southern Regional Aquaculture Center, 2001.
- Fisheries of the United States 2010 - National Marine Fisheries Service
- FAO Factsheet on Atlantic Oyster
- FAO Factsheet on Pacific Oyster
- Louisiana Summary, Agricultural and Natural Resources, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, 2012.
- Oyster aquaculture on upswing in Virginia, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, 2011.
- Oyster Gardening, University of Maryland - This Web site provides basic information on setting up and maintaining oysters in the best manner.
- Oyster Farming in Louisiana, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, Louisiana State University.
- How New Jersey's Sustainable Oyster Fishery Got that Way - A brief history on the role of science and management in New Jersey's oyster fishery.
- Pacific oysters hit peak in Marin, San Francisco Chronicle, 2005 - Interview with owner/founder of small wholesale mariculture company that markets about 500 bushels of oysters a week.
- Washington State Oyster Culture, University of Washington, 2002.
Links checked June 2012.