Virginia Institute of Marine Science
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. . . .
Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources briefing document.
Coastal ecology--Virginia. Coastal zone management--Virginia. Marine resources--Virginia.
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Virginia Institute of Marine Science. 2014. Virginia coastal and ocean resource issues. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. http://doi.org/10.21220/V5S889