Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

Fisheries, aquaculture and marine recreation in Chesapeake Bay and the coastal ocean are important economic engines adding greatly to the economy of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia’s commercial harvest ranks 3rd largest and 7th in total value nationwide. Research at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) shows that Virginia’s water-dependent resource-based industries, including commercial and recreational fisheries, shellfish aquaculture and recreational boating, annually generate $2.53 billion in sales and approximately $1.25–$1.5 billion in income, supporting over 20,000 jobs. . . .

Description

Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources briefing document.

DOI

http://doi.org/10.21220/V5S889

Keywords

Coastal ecology--Virginia. Coastal zone management--Virginia. Marine resources--Virginia.

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