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Here's a great visual why oysters are so important in the Chesapeake. These tanks both contain water from the Honga River. The tank on the right also contains oysters. Over the course of 2 hours those oysters filtered all of the algae out of the water. With clearer water comes more sunlight penetration, more sea grasses, and more places for fish/crabs to hide from predators. ...

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Gear Type CONTEST!!!

Tell us what kind of commercial fishing this gear is used for in Maryland waters for a chance to win a Maryland Seafood oyster shucking knife and a set of stickers!

We will randomly select three winners from all of the correct responses. Please leave your response as a comment below!
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Congratulations Robert! ...

Combined First Place and Best Presentation winner at the 2014 National Oyster Cook-off Contest, Robert Bonner, of Prince Frederick Maryland, presents his championship Hors D’Oeuveres dish "Oysters in a Blanket"

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Contest!!!!! WIN a crab mallet/bottle opener combo!!!

There is still time left for one more #mdtrueblue crab feast this year!!!! Crab potters are still catching crabs as they move out into the deeper waters of the Chesapeake.

Leave the comment 'Maryland True Blue' and share this post with your friends for a chance to win a pair of these 'must have' crab feast tools! We will randomly select three winners out of all the entries!
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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.

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Oyster 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 Aquaculture

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.