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Forty-seven operational State parks covering
87,670 acres, 15 State-owned lakes and ponds
open to public fishing, 9 State forests and portions
of 15 State parks open to public hunting, 36
wildlife management areas, covering 88,348 acres,
open to public hunting, 6 natural environment
areas containing 7,676 acres


195 miles long with 1,726 square miles in
Maryland and 1,511 square miles in Virginia
Vanes in width from 3 to 20 miles Navigable for
ocean-going ships; two outlets to the Atlantic
Ocean, one through the Chesapeake and
Delaware Canal and one through the mouth of
the Bay between the Virginia capes The William
Preston Lane, Jr Memorial Bridge (Chesapeake
Bay Bridge) spans 4 2 miles between Sandy
Point, Anne Arundel County, and Kent Island,
Queen Anne's County


Potomac, Wye, Patuxent, Susquehanna, Choptank,
Nandcoke, Elk, Magothy, Pacapsco, Sassafras,
South, Severn, Gunpowder, Tred Avon, Bush,
Miles, Chester, Northeast, Wicomico, Pocomoke,
and Great Bohemia


Twenty-three rivers and bays with more than 400
miles of water tributary to the Chesapeake Bay,
Chincoteague Bay with 35 miles of water acces-
sible to and from the Atlantic Ocean, 34,340
boat slips (1990 esc ), 693 State and local boat
ramps and access points, 177,396 State
registered boats (171,330 pleasure boars, 3,086
commercial fishing boats, 2,980 others), 8,297
federally documented vessels principally used in


Sixteen of the 23 counties and Baltimore City bor
der on tidal water Length of tidal shoreline, includ-
ing islands, 4,431 miles


Maryland is a prominent producer and processor
of seafood and a national leader in the production
of blue crabs and soft clams In 1989, dockside
value of Maryland seafood products totaled $55
million, which in turn created over $400 million
in value-added products and provided jobs for
14,000 people

1989 Landings Dockside Value

Crabs 44,113,000 bu $26,061,000
Fmfish 8,635,000 Ibs $2,481,000
Oysters 395,000 bu $7,365,000
Soft Clams 336,000 bu $10,292,000
Other 20,000,000 Ibs $7,000,000


Mineral Value

Stone (33,400,000 short tons) $175,400,000
Sand & Gravel (18,500,000 short tons) $92,500,000
Bituminous Coal, 1988 (3,229,000 tons) $82,630,110
Portland Cement (1,800,000 short tons) $88,700,000
Clays (excludes ball clay) (442,439 short tons) $2,157,000
Total value all nonfuel mineral production $367,016,000


Agriculture remains the largest single land use in
Maryland, with roughly 40% of total land area
used for farming In 1989, the estimated 15,600
farms in the State averaged 147 acres each For
every on-farm job, 10 farm-dependent jobs were

Farm cash receipts for Maryland totalled a record
high of$l 346 billion in 1989

Maryland's Ibp Farm Production Values, 1989
Poultry & Eggs $511 6 million

broiler chickens $448 9 million
eggs $58 0 million

Reld Crops $237 2 million

soybeans $93 8 million
corn $67 8 million
wheat $30 5 million
tobacco $20 7 million
hay $15 7 million
barley $6 7 million
Dairy Products $197 8 million
Greenhouse & Nursery Products $174 0 million
Vegetables & Melons $500 million
Forest Products $22 0 million
Fruit Nut Crops $13 7 million


Aquaculcure, or fish farming, is a newly developed
industry in Maryland The 1990 sales value of
aquacultural products grown in the State totaled
nearly $10 6 million Aquaculture produces a
variety of finfish, shellfish, and aquatic specialities
"Growouts," young fish (fingerlings) growing to
marketable size, are the major type ofaquaculture
operation, but fingerling or seed production opera-
tions (young growing to feeding size) and
hatcheries are also significant


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