Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association

The Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association (CBSIA) is a non-profit association formed 50 years ago to represent the seafood processing industry in Maryland.  We work to further the best interests of Maryland’s  seafood industry together with other seafood companies in East Coast and Gulf Coast states. We support all efforts to preserve the resource and livelihood of those who depend upon seafood for their livelihood.  Small businessmen, seafood processors, retailers, wholesalers, restaurants and watermen all depend on a healthy resource to earn a living. CBSIA actively participates in protection and preservation of the resource and its dependent businesses.

Currently, CBSIA has more than 80 active members engaged in businesses ranging from crab meat processing to providers of shipping materials and restaurants. We provide each of these vital links in the seafood industry network with information, as well as the local and federal legislators whose decisions affect the life or death of Maryland’s and other state’s seafood industry. We offer membership types to cover all those interested in belonging to CBSIA.

Join CBSIA! Click on: CBSIA Application 2014.xls


Executive Vice President

Bill Sieling


Jack Brooks, President

J . C. Tolley, Vice President

Bill Brooks, Secretary-Treasurer

Board Members

Clay Brooks

Aubrey Vincent

Joe Spurry

Casey Todd

Jerry Harris

Dan Lyons

Robin Hall

Jay Newcomb

Roger Van Dyke

Roy Todd


222 Severn Avenue

Ste. 49, Bldg. 3A

Annapolis, MD 21403

CBSIA Phone: 410-507-3249


Welcome to CBSIA!
© 2014 Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association

Maryland Crab Pickers Not Abused!.pdf

Read this response to a recently published report by the American University’s Washington College of Law entitled: “Picked Apart: The Hidden Struggles of Migrant Worker Women in the Maryland Crab Industry.” Click on the title above to see entire rebuttal.