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Next time you eat a oyster think about the hardworking men and women in our shucking houses.

This shucker is not afraid of
getting his hands (or glasses) dirty to bring a great product to your table. By eating locally caught and harvested seafood products, you support people from within our community.

Great shot by Jay Fleming, taken at MeTompkin Seafood in Crisfield.
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MeTompkin Seafood in Crisfield is one of the biggest shucking houses in the state of Maryland. The Todd family started buying and selling oysters in the early 1800's, and has been in the industry ever since.

Right now they are shucking locally caught oysters from Tangier Sound. This shell pile represents a few days of shucking!
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We are very excited to be representing Maryland Seafood at the 2015 Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts. Maryland Seafood harvesters, processors and producers will be showcasing their products to buyers from around the world.

Last year was a huge success and we are hoping for another great show! (8 photos)
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CBMM Ticket CONTEST!!!!

We have four sets of tickets, good for general admission to the Chesapeake Maritime Museum to give away to our fans! Maryland Seafood fans will love their exhibits that highlight the rich history of our seafood industry.

To enter the contest, tell us in a comment what lighthouse they have on display, and share this post with your friends! We will randomly select four winners from the correct responses
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We just missed the blizzard! And thankfully most of our waterways are still open. This has been a windy week and today was the first day that a lot of our watermen could get out and work.

Thanks Eyes on the Bay for the great satellite shot!
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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.