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Wild Oyster Season EXTENDED!

Maryland's wild oyster fishery has been extended two weeks starting March 31st! This emergency regulation change was requested due to the heavy icing and lost time for watermen. Most Maryland watermen were out of work for at least 2-3 weeks while the bay was locked up. The season will now run thru April 14th.

This is great news for Maryland watermen and all of the Maryland oyster lovers out there!

photograph courtesy of Christine Goddard
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We love having True Blue partners that have the integrity in the program and have pride in providing their customers with the best local products available. We can assure you that once crabbing starts and the picking houses are working, all three of the Ryleigh's locations will have #mdtrueblue crab cakes!

Ryleigh's Oyster Federal Hill
Ryleigh's Oyster Hunt Valley
Ryleigh's Oyster Mount Vernon
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Educate yourself on crabmeat:

Callinectes Sapidus (pictured on left) is the crab species we all know and love that is native to the Chesapeake Bay. Portunus Pelagicus (pictured on the right) is a species of crab imported from Asia that is often sold in our "Maryland Style" crab cakes. Notice the rust colored tips to the jumbo lump? This is a sure sign you are getting imported crabmeat. (2 photos)
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awesome oyster po' boy at Ryleigh's Oyster Hunt Valley!

Ryleighs has a great selection of Maryland Oysters available!
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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.

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