Virginia Institute of Marine Science
According to figures collected and published by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the annual seafood landings in Virginia since 1880 have averaged about 254,000,000 pounds. In recent years this catch has brought an annual income to the fishermen of close to $20,000,000. Among the 48 states, Virginia is the third largest producer in weight of seafoods, and the fifth largest in terms of the landed value of the catch.
McHugh, John L., The management of Virginia's seafood resources (1952). Virginia Wildlife, 13(9), 10-12-23.