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Captain Emmett Duke
Sassafras Riverkeeper

eduke@shorerivers.org or 410.810.7556

Capt. Emmett grew up in the Florida Panhandle and South Alabama.  His love of the water began as a life guard in high school, and has evolved to holding a 100-ton Masters License from the U.S. Coast Guard and an Unlimited Maryland Commercial Tidal Fishery License. 

 “Messing about in boats” since 1968 ultimately led to his passion for clean water in the Chesapeake Bay and in the Chester and Sassafras Rivers.  

A business major at the University of Alabama and the University of Maryland, he brings an extensive background in business management, U.S. Congressional Senior Staff, and commercial fishing and boating issues to ShoreRivers.