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Why Buy Maryland

True Blue Crabcake

Maryland’s seafood harvesters, processors, distributors and retailers take pride in their products and have the confidence that they are delivering a safe, fresh product to the market place.  Our seafood industry is highly regulated and inspected to make sure only the best products make it to your plate. Every day, scientists and managers at the Department of Natural Resources work hard to create well-managed fisheries. Today, many of the state’s fisheries have achieved sustainable recognition by third party audits.

In 2012 there were approximately 5500 watermen working in Maryland’s waters. By purchasing seafood harvested in Maryland you are supporting these watermen and the processing plants where the seafood was handled after harvest.