about

We sell to seafood supermarkets, wholesale seafood distributors, restaurants, and retail establishments. We deal only in hard clams and oysters, both wild and aquaculture. We source our products are from as far south as Florida and as far north as New Jersey. We are also distributors for Ward Oyster Co, which grows aquaculture oysters in the pristine waters where the Ware River joins the Mobjack Bay.

History

John Vigliotta started harvesting clams on the Great South Bay of Long Island in 1970. In 1978 he started Moriches Bay Shellfish, a company operating out of Moriches Bay on Long Island and serving the Philadelphia and Greater New Jersey areas. In 1987 his interest in aquaculture and the growing of clams and oysters caused him, along with his family to move to Gloucester Virginia. There he worked for Ward Oyster Co., and in 1989 became a part owner of the company. In 1991 he took over full ownership. In 1995 he started a sister company, Mobjack Bay Seafood, Inc. to facilitate the sales and distribution of Ward Oyster Co. products as well as purchasing and marketing clams and oysters across the country. Mobjack Bay Seafood, Inc. is now a successful and expanding seafood business.