An Undeniable Presence in the LESMD Region
Geography set the course for Sport Fishing to become a significant sub-sector in the LESMD travel, tourism & leisure industry. Thirty-seven miles of Atlantic coast, approximately one thousand miles of Chesapeake shoreline and hundreds of miles of rivers and estuaries combine with barrier island-protected bays to create an unparalleled asset for this sub-sector of the economy.
In addition, the distribution of waterways throughout every corner of the LESMD has deeply imbedded this subsector in the regional economy, drawing both full-time and part-time residents. A significant number of anglers are attracted from other states, providing stimulus to the hospitality industry. Sponsored events such as the White Marlin Open inject result in a total economic impact in the tens of millions of dollars.
Predictably an extensive network of marinas has developed to deliver the services necessary to the sport fishing industry. Other support-related aspects of the industry, such as equipment and outfitting, repair and boat construction, further affect the LESMD regional economy. The benefits to the marine construction industry provides a further nexus to yet another LESMD Economic Engine.
Some of the Marinas in the LESMD Region
Somers Cove Marina
Located in Somerset County, Somers Cove Marina offers 515 slips and accommodations for boating, fishing, and cruising on the Chesapeake Bay with easy access to Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds.Explore Somers Cove