Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

6-28-1971

Abstract

The economic history of the Eastern Shore has been greatly affected by both its natural characteristics and its location. Each has had both good and bad effects, with the very advantages carrying with them serious disadvantages in a bewildering juxtaposition. For instance, the sea and bay provide a boundless resource of commercially desirable species, yet lead to isolation from major markets of the area. The very isolation 0£ the Eastern Shore and its low population density lessens the possibility of pollution, thus preserving the environment on which estuarine animals are dependent. (...)

Keywords

Fisheries -- Economic aspects -- Eastern Shore (Md. and Va.), Fisheries -- Economic aspects -- Virginia

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