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In a effort organized by Oyster Recovery Partnership and the county oyster committees, Maryland watermen have been planting shell onto public oyster bars in the Bay over the past couple of weeks. The clean shell provides a substrate for larval oysters to attach to, encouraging a successful natural spat set.

Shell is a such a critical part of our oyster fishery and Oyster Recovery Partnership does a fantastic job at making sure it goes back into the water to support the restoration of oysters and our public fishery. (4 photos)
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Great trip today with up and coming chefs from the American Culinary Federation!

A special thanks to Jason Ruth, owner of Harris Seafood, for teaching the chefs about our oyster, clam and crab fisheries. (3 photos)
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Oysters are opportunistic creatures- This one found a Smirnoff bottle top to set on. ...

Great way to kick off our Chef Trips for 2015!

We had a great visit to Hoopers island with Profish, Ltd. and Barren Island Oysters!
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Stop asking why local seafood is expensive and start wondering why imported seafood is so cheap! ...

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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.

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