Jellyfish sandwich, anyone?

The Grand Rapids Press
4 May 2004

You're in the mood for seafood, so you go out -- for jellyfish. That's the picture of the not-too-distant future painted Monday during a fisheries conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Kicking off the World Fisheries Congress, leading researcher Daniel Pauly recounted how, as traditional fish stocks have declined, people in Third World countries increasingly have turned to eating lower on the food chain, even taking in the likes of sea cucumbers and sea urchins -- "stuff that eats dirt." In the wake of the disastrous crash of the North Atlantic's cod stocks, the Newfoundland government is encouraging fishermen to go after jellyfish, said Pauly, who recently ate jellyfish in Thailand. His review: "kind of crispy, a noodle-like thing."