Jellyfish Business Proposed for Beaufort County


By Alicia Barnes

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) _ A seafood processing company wants to bring a jellyfish processing plant to Beaufort County creating as many as 250 jobs.

The Beaufort Gazette reports ( that Millenarian Trading Co. wants to rehabilitate the shrimp docks in Port Royal and create the processing plant. Port Royal Town Manager Van Willis says the town council is considering a five-year lease for the docks.

The property is owned by the State Ports Authority but will be given to the town in a swap if the Port of Port Royal is sold to a developer.

The seafood company wants to catch Cannonball jellyfish, also called jelly balls.

During processing the jellyfish are dried and preserved before being shipped to seafood markets in Asia.

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