Tal Petty

Maryland Representative

Tal founded Hollywood Oyster Company in 2010, became a fulltime oyster farmer in 2013 and produces Sweet Jesus and Hollywood oysters. Tal met his wife, Na, on an oyster farm in Thailand; together they shuck and eat many oysters! Hollywood Oyster Company is 100-percent solar powered and is an active member of its community in coastal Maryland. Tal enjoys visiting with other oyster farmers around the state, region and country to share tips, threats and techniques; he believes in the farming ethos of scratching each other’s backs. He is active in the ECSGA, participating in the association’s annual Walk on the Hill in Washington, D.C., to promote legislation focused on aquaculture. To find out what Tal and Na are currently up to, follow them on social media and visit their web site,