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We have taken well over 150 chefs out on the water this year to learn about Maryland's seafood producers, processors and harvesters.

Here is a group shot from our trip on Tuesday! How many pounds of seafood do you think 36 chefs could use in a year?

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We had a great tour today with Hoopers Island Aquaculture company and the picking house at Russell Hall Seafood in Fishing Creek. A special thanks to Ricky Fitzhue and Johnny Shockley of Chesapeake Gold for their hospitality! (5 photos) ...

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Check out the blog Perfect Little Bites, this chef did a great job documenting our visit to GW Hall Crab Picking House, Barren Island Oysters and a pound net. Thanks! (2 photos)

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To celebrate the release of Flying Dog Brewery 'The Dead Rise Old Bay Cookbook', Wit & Wisdom is teaming up with the brewery for a night of incredible food, brews, and live music.

Today's event takes place from 6-8:30 p.m. on Wit & Wisdom’s waterside patio.

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#TBT October 1981

The U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championship is held in St. Mary’s County, Maryland at the St. Mary's County Oyster Festival, every October. Ruth Smith won the contest in 1981.

Have you ever been to the Oyster Festival?

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True Blue

True Blue, a new labeling  initiative is going to be your way to find out which restaurants are serving real Maryland crab meat.  It’s time to stand behind our crab cakes.

Maryland Oyster PledgeOyster Pledge

By having Maryland Oysters on your menu you are helping to improve water quality and habitat in the Chesapeake Bay while serving a great, healthy, locally grown seafood product.


Oyster harvesting

Oyster Aquaculture

Maryland Aquaculture is on the rise, aquaculture plays a significant role both in food production and in ecosystem restoration.

Check out  a list of licensed oyster aquaculture facilities that operate in the state of Maryland and learn more about our sustainable seafood practices.