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​Maryland Public Fishery Commercial Oyster Landings 
based on Seafood Dealer Buy Tickets​ since 2000

Maryland commercial oyster landing information has been collected since 1870 and is available upon request


​​Dockside Values

Estimated dockside values of Maryland public fishery commercial oyster landings (number of bushels landed multiplied by the average price per bushel as reported on seafood dealer buy tickets)

Oyster Surcharges

The number of oyster surcharges purchased by commercial licensed harvesters in Maryland. An oyster surcharge must be purchased to commercial harvest oysters. Funds from surcharges are used to replenish public oyster bars by planting seed and substrate.  
NOTE: Some individuals may purchase an oyster surcharge but choose not to harvest in a given season.