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Aquaculture International

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 479–488 | Cite as

Research on the jellyfish (Rhopilema esculentum Kishinouye) and associated aquaculture techniques in China: current status

  • Kui You
  • Caihua Ma
  • Huiwang Gao
  • Fengqi Li
  • Meizhao Zhang
  • Yantao Qiu
  • Bo Wang
Article

Abstract

The jellyfish is a popular seafood in eastern and southern Asian nations where there is a high market demand that stimulates large-scale jellyfish production. Due to its economic importance in China, many biological studies have focused on the jellyfish Rhopilema esculentum Kishinouye in terms of the environmental impact of aquaculture activities and culture techniques. In recent years, the commercial aquaculture of R. esculentum has expanded greatly in China. This paper summarizes the current status of research in China on R. esculentum and associated aquacultural practices, focusing on a number of related technological approaches.

Keywords

Aquaculture China Jellyfish Rhopilema esculentum Kishinouye 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported financially by projects of Department of Science and Technology of Shandong Province and the National Science Foundation of China. We also acknowledge Yingjie Ma, Janus Hellevik Heisterberg, Dr. Roger Yu, Shuquan Wang and Bruce Simpson.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kui You
    • 1
  • Caihua Ma
    • 1
  • Huiwang Gao
    • 1
  • Fengqi Li
    • 1
  • Meizhao Zhang
    • 1
  • Yantao Qiu
    • 1
  • Bo Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Lab of Marine Environmental Science and Ecology, Ministry of EducationOcean University of ChinaQingdaoChina

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