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Commercial jellyfish season opens in Ga.

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ATLANTA (AP) - The commercial jellyfish season starts next week in Georgia's waters.

State officials say trawlers can begin working off Georgia starting March 20. The season ends on May 31.

Fishermen collect tons of the stingless jellyfish, mostly for export to Asia. The Savannah Morning News reports that many of the boats that catch jellyfish are staffed by shrimpers hoping to supplement their income.

State marine biologist Julie Califf said commercial jellyfishing is the third-largest fishery by weight in Georgia.

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