Sea-cucumbers, as they are popularly called, are also known by the name of trepang and sea-slug.
The trepang is a sort of sea-slug, which is dried and used by the Chinese to make soup.
A small English company is engaged in the industry of trepang fishing.
Thousands of junks are annually equipped for the trepang fisheries.
A thousand trepang make a picol, of about 125 Dutch pounds; and 100 picols are a cargo for a proa.
The trepang is now placed upon hurdles and dried in the sun.
Bêche-de-mer, or trepang, is a name applied to the flesh of certain sea slugs or sea worms found in the Indian seas.
Turtles, trepang and pearl-shell are of some commercial importance.
A thousand trepang make a picol, of about 125 Dutch pounds; and one hundred picols are a cargo for a prow.
Half an hour later the proa's cargo of sago and trepang, as well as a doubtful-minded compass, was in the Haliotis.