TALBOT WATERMEN ASSOCIATION
Guardians of the Great Chesapeake Bay
A BIT ABOUT US
Preserving the Bay and the Waterman's Way
Talbot Watermen Association is a non-profit organization based out of Talbot County, Maryland. We aim to supply local, wild caught seafood using sustainable harvest methods that include replenishing the harvest areas on a yearly basis.
Join our Network of of 250+ Watermen, Their Families, and Local Supporters
We see ourselves as defenders. Defenders of the Chesapeake Bay, the local marine life, the environment, the seafood industry, and the Watermen trade. In our quest to defend, we must be knowledgeable and understand the issues we are up against. Therefore, we must constantly be on top of all Maryland legislature and new laws that are taking affect pertaining to our industry and way of life. Take a look at the most recent pressing issues facing us today!
Our goal is not to share bias news or skewed views of the bay industry. We aim to be a source of information for our audience; sharing only the facts, letting you decide where you stand. Our news will focus on the seafood industry, the art of being a waterman, laws and regulations on the natural harvest of bay life and the politics that surround this age old practice.
SEARCHING FOR A BALANCE - HAS THE INDEPENDENT WATERMAN BECOME A VANISHING BREED?
As oyster harvesting becomes more complicated than ever, has the independent waterman become a vanishing breed?
CLAMMER'S AT ODDS WITH SHORERIVERS OVER BILL REGULATING HYDRAULIC CLAM DREDGES
Clammer's and environmentalists are at odds over legislation moving through the Maryland General Assembly that would increase the regulation of hydraulic clam dredges.
DOES THE MD GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVE THE COURAGE TO SAVE THE OYSTER AND ROCKFISH?
The Chesapeake Bay’s decline has affected watermen more than any other segment of our population. Because of poor water quality preventing the bay’s critters from flourishing as they once did and continued harvest pressure. . .