Virginia’s seafood industry is one of the oldest and most valuable in the nation.
We’re the fourth largest producer of finfish and shellfish – behind Alaska, Louisiana and Washington State.
The Commonwealth keeps an eye on watermen to prevent over-fishing and assure food safety for consumers. On the front lines– a force founded in 1875 as the Oyster Navy.
Sandy Hausman rode along to see how these specially trained sea-cops work.