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Scientist looks to resurrect Hong Kong's 'Pearl of the Orient' past

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Scientist looks to resurrect Hong Kong's 'Pearl of the Orient' pastHong Kong (AFP) June 6, 2019

On a raft floating off Hong Kong's rural eastern coastline former investment banker turned scientist Yan Wa-tat patiently scrapes barnacles off some 2,000 oysters - a tiresome but crucial part of his mission to bring back pearl farming. "The species was once abundant in Hong Kong," the 58-year-old lamented. "We have a history of pearl fishing of over one thousand years... but because o
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