SC Residents See Jellyfish Unloading Operation
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) _ Port Royal residents are getting a glimpse of how a planned jellyfish unloading operation would work.
The Beaufort Gazette reports residents watched Thursday as jellyfish were unloaded from a boat on a conveyor belt and were placed into white plastic containers and then packed with ice. The containers were taken to a refrigerated truck. Another demonstration is set Friday.
Millenarian Trading Co. says it wants to rehabilitate the shrimp docks in Port Royal to bring in jellyfish and take them to a processing plant, creating as many as 250 jobs.
The company is looking for a new site for the plant because of concerns that discharges from a proposed site in Gardens Corner might harm a nearby creek.
The jellyfish are dried before being shipped to Asian seafood markets.
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