Va. Has Best Oyster Harvest Since 1987

Gov. McDonnell announced that the 2012-13 harvest of oysters in Virginia totaled 406,000 bushels, up 60% over the previous year.

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Nov. 18, 2013

Virginia's oyster harvest has reached the highest level since 1987.

Governor Bob McDonnell announced Monday that the 2012-13 harvest of the hard shell totaled 406,000 bushels, up 60 percent over the previous year. The harvest numbers include wild oysters and those grown in aquaculture farms.

Of the total harvest, 149,000 bushels were harvested from public oyster grounds and 257,000 from privately leased grounds.


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