Southern Fishermen Cash In On Asia’s Taste For Jellyfish

NPR- January 31, 2014

The cannonball’s gelatinous flesh is notoriously bland, and there’s never been much of a market for it in the U.S. But there’s a big market for it in countries like China and Japan, where people have been salting, drying and rehydrating jellyfish in soups for centuries. There, the cannonball jellyfish is prized but hard to come by, and believed to have medicinal properties — like alleviating arthritis pain.

For most, it’s a “NOT in my belly” fish.
For some, it’s a lip-smacking deli-fish.

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