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Seafood exports soar

IRISH seafood exports to China have jumped by 80pc within the last year.

Total exports of Irish seafood to China in 2011 were €2.9m and data to July 2012 has identified export values at €5.3m.

Two indigenous Irish seafood companies, Atlanfish Limited and Rockabill Shellfish Limited, have joined forces to promote a new international brand specifically aimed at the Chinese market.