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As said by Richard Gorelik of the Baltimore Sun-

"The Smith Island Crabmeat Co-op is one of the only, if not only, places that packs meat from the whole crab into each tub.

So, you got your claw, backfin and a little but of lump all together, the makings of a perfect crabcake.

A little lump for texture, the rest [edit] for flavor."
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Awesome shots of some freshly steamed #MDTrueBlue's by photographer Kevin Fleming!

www.kevinfleming.com (2 photos)
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Get out and show your support for Maryland Watermen at the Chesapeake Maritime Museum!

The 5th annual Watermen's Appreciation day will be held at the chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Sunday August 10 2014 from 10 till 5 to celebrate Chesapeake Bay watermen and their heritage. This years price is $18 for adults and $8 for children ages 6 to 17. Price includes boat docking contest, live music ,guest appearances by Edgar Hansen and Nick Mavar from discovery Channels "Deadliest Catch". Steamed crabs, Hamburgers, hotdogs,sodas and beer will be available for purchase.

buy tickets here-
www.eventbrite.com/e/watermens-appreciation-day-tickets-11605814303

photographs courtesy of the Talbot Spy and the Star Democrat (4 photos)
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Don't forget about our on going contest!!! Spot the True Blue logo to win great prizes! Local crab meat is showing up and our true blue restaurants are proudly serving it!

We will be giving away five pounds of crabmeat and True Blue hats to people who send in a picture of our True Blue logo. Please see the contest flyer for more information on how to enter

HINT: here is a map that shows restaurants that are true blue certified-
www.marylandseafood.org/true_blue.html
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True Blue Maryland Crabs Logo

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.