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Congratulations to Brian Joyner, Patricia A. Klopp and Lisa Rippons Zeigler! You three were randomly selected as winners for correctly responding! The fish pictured are Spanish Mackerel! They were caught in a pound net yesterday off Hoopers Island!

Send us your addresses in a private message and we will send you a prize pack!
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Fish ID Contest!

Can anyone tell us what these fish are? Hint: They were caught yesterday by Hoopers Island Pound Netters and regularly make their way up to Maryland waters in August and September.
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Pound Netting in front of Calvert Cliffs, approx. 1900

#TBT Throw Back Thursday (2 photos)
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We had a great trip today with Samuels & Sons Seafood today! The Philadelphia based company brought out chefs from Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Thanks to the help of Dot Ruark from WT Ruark Co. and Hoopers Island Aquaculture Co. We were able to teach chefs about the crabbing industry and the oyster industry on the Chesapeake Bay with the generous help of Dot Ruark, Ricky Fitzhue and Johnny Shockley. (9 photos)
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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.

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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.