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October 27, 2010

The U.S. Commerce Department says it is evaluating a request by Gov. Bob McDonnell that Virginia's oyster industry is worthy of federal fisheries disaster relief.

The request is based on estimates that the state's oyster processors have lost between $11 million and $13 million because of the BP Gulf spill. The losses range up to $30 million when other aspects of the market are added, such as restaurants and grocers.

Virginia processes and distributes Gulf oysters.

The Commerce Department said it has received the request and is reviewing it.


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