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Congratulations to the following people:

Nancy Windsor
Chris Severa
Willie West
Betty Thomas
Denna Quade

You were selected as winners for correctly responding to the eel pot photograph in the gear type contest! Please send us your address in a private message and we will get the prize packs out to you!
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Check out this #mdtrueblue Crab Cake from Ocean Odyssey Seafood Restaurant in Cambridge! Their crab meat is picked in house! ...

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Gear Type CONTEST!

Correctly tell us what this gear type is and what kind of seafood watermen target with it. We will randomly select five winners from all of the correct responses. Leave your response as a comment and be sure to share with your friends!
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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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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.