Public meeting to discuss proposed Beaufort jelly balls plant - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Public meeting to discuss proposed jelly balls plant in Beaufort Co.

Last public meeting held on the Carolina Jelly Balls issue. Last public meeting held on the Carolina Jelly Balls issue.
SEABROOK, SC (WTOC) -

A public meeting will take place Tuesday in the Lowcountry about a proposed Carolina Jelly Balls plant in Beaufort County. 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are asking for the public's input about the proposed plant, and also on the existing processing plant in Colleton County. 

The company hopes to harvest jellyfish from Beaufort County waters, process them and ship them overseas where they are considered a delicacy.

A meeting was held in February, in which people attended to voice their opposition to the plant. Some residents and fisherman say they are concerned that discharge from the processing plant will pollute the waters.

If you want to hear more or have something to say about the proposed plant, DHEC will host a public meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Whale Branch Middle School on Trask Parkway in Seabrook.

Copyright 2014 WTOC. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Alberto shifts further east but Mississippi isn't in the clear just yet

    Alberto shifts further east but Mississippi isn't in the clear just yet

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-05-26 15:36:46 GMT
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

    More >>

    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

    More >>
  • Alberto putting a damper on waterfront businesses along the coast

    Alberto putting a damper on waterfront businesses along the coast

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-05-26 14:06:23 GMT

    Memorial Day is typically one of Ship Island Excursions' busiest weekends of the year, but this holiday weekend, business is slow as Alberto approaches the Gulf Coast.

    More >>

    Memorial Day is typically one of Ship Island Excursions' busiest weekends of the year, but this holiday weekend, business is slow as Alberto approaches the Gulf Coast.

    More >>
  • Sheriff: Woman shot in Jackson County

    Sheriff: Woman shot in Jackson County

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:11:19 GMT
    A suspect is in custody in connection to a woman being shot in the Big Point community late Friday night.A suspect is in custody in connection to a woman being shot in the Big Point community late Friday night.
    A suspect is in custody in connection to a woman being shot in the Big Point community late Friday night.A suspect is in custody in connection to a woman being shot in the Big Point community late Friday night.

    A shooting late Friday night in Jackson County has left a woman severely injured. 

    More >>

    A shooting late Friday night in Jackson County has left a woman severely injured. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly