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Va. oysters heading to Hong Kong seafood show

Wednesday - 8/14/2013, 4:30am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia oysters are heading to a Hong Kong seafood show.

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says two Virginia shellfish growers will appear at the Asian Seafood Expo on Sept 3 through 5.

Department Commissioner Matt Lohr says it could open up new business opportunities throughout Asia.

Virginia's shellfish industry sold $9.5 million in oysters in 2012. That's an increase of $3 million from 2011. The 2012 state oyster harvest of 250,000 bushels was the largest since 1989.

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