Accomack County aquaculture is in its fancy and the new Robert S. Bloxom Shore Agricultural Complex will tap into this new aquaculture market. In addition, the huge ice-making capacity, gives hope that some fin-fish producers can use that to build sales of both wide and farm-raised fish. This feature alone will save a lot of capital expense for businesses, as they can lease the space instead of having to spend several hundreds of thousands of dollars for a packing and sorting facility.
The large facility contains a blast freezer, cold storage, tenant bays and other amenities that serves Virginia’s seafood, fish, clam and oyster farmers. Farmers market their products throughout the Eastern United States and beyond.
The complex includes a 35,411 square foot seafood processing, marketing and storage facility and 4,122 square foot of office space and a plant pest laboratory for VDACS.
This facility, which opened on October 27, 2011, was built under the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). The Complex was named for Robert S. Bloxom, former state delegate from the Eastern Shore and Virginia’s first Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry.
It adjoins the Accomack Industrial/ Business Park to the north and would allow a business to build a facility to do farm-raised fish. The complex is within 5 minutes of Rt. 13 and a large facility ready to serve your business. One unique business opportunity.