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Fishing, processing, and marketing of the jellyfish, Aurelia aurita (L.), from southern British Columbia
Sloan, N.A.; Gunn, C.R. (1985). Fishing, processing, and marketing of the jellyfish, Aurelia aurita (L.), from southern British Columbia. Canadian Industry Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences = Rapport canadien à l'industrie sur les sciences halieutiques et aquatiques, 157. Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Nanaimo. 29 pp.

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Part of: Canadian Industry Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences = Rapport canadien à l'industrie sur les sciences halieutiques et aquatiques. Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Ottawa, Ont.. ISSN 0704-3694, more
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Keywords
    Aurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Sloan, N.A.
  • Gunn, C.R.

Abstract
    The jellyfish, Aurelia aurita (L.), occurs in easily-harvested summer concentrations in coastal British Columbia waters. A short review of the biology of this extremely wide-spread, temperate species is provided. A. aurita intrinsically has a low protein content, 4 to 6% of lyophilized dry weight, which yields a low quality product after various dehydration procedures using salt and alum. A test-marketed product was produced at a price (~$7.0•Kg-l) within the cost range of commercial samples of imported (rhizostome) jellyfish, but failed to interest local Asian consumer groups. A. aurita does not appear able to support a viable fishery at this time in British Columbia. An overview of the Asian rhizostome jellyfish fishery and details on various commercial processing methods are included.

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