Meet your anglers. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host its second Bounty of the Bay event, a five-course dinner celebrating the state's seafood and watermen, on Feb. 28 at the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Annapolis.
The event is designed in part to give the public a chance to bring watermen, the public and DNR staff to the same table. Here's a video from the first Bounty of the Bay dinner, which was held last March.
"We want to remind people that even during the winter months the bay continues to provide us with ample fishing opportunities and plenty of amazing seafood options," said Steve Vilnit, the DNR's fisheries marketing director.
Bounty of the Bay joins other successful programs that Maryland DNR staged last fall in collaboration with restaurants and suppliers including a dining promotion that benefited the Oyster Recovery Partnership and a celebrity snakehead dinner.
The Boatyard Bar & Grill dinner includes a raw bar and five-course dinner featuring Md. oysters, crabmeat, striped bass and yellow perch. Tickets are $49.