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Living with jellyfish: management and adaptation strategies
Lucas, C.H.; Gelcich, S.; Uye, S.-I. (2014). Living with jellyfish: management and adaptation strategies, in: Pitt, K.A. et al. (Ed.) Jellyfish blooms. pp. 129-150.
In: Pitt, K.A.; Lucas, C.H. (Ed.) (2014). Jellyfish blooms. Springer: Dordrecht. ISBN 978-94-007-7014-0. xi, 304 pp., more

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    Carukia barnesi Southcott, 1967 [WoRMS]; Marine
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    Jellyfish blooms; Socio-economic impacts; Net-based fisheries; Giant jellyfish; Salmon aquaculture; Power station water intakes; Mediterranean tourism; Box jellyfish; Irukandji; Citizen science; Jellyfish forecasting

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  • Lucas, C.H., more
  • Gelcich, S.
  • Uye, S.-I.

    While jellyfish are some of the most ancient multicellular organisms on Earth, man only started to take notice of their impact on human activity and enterprise from about the 1960s. In some regions of the world, jellyfish blooms impose considerable socio-economic hardship to net-based fisheries, aquaculture, power generation and tourism. Blooms are likely to be difficult if not impossible to eradicate, but these industries are striving to develop management strategies that will enable them to successfully coexist with blooms. This chapter reviews the detrimental effects that jellyfish have on society and human wellbeing. We also summarise adaptation and management strategies that are currently being developed and utilised by fishing, power generation and tourism industries to educate and inform the public and manage the actual jellyfish blooms and help ensure the financial viability of these industries in regions that experience blooms.

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