Block Island Times

First kelp harvested out of the GSP

The wind was picking up, so much so that it was moving Catherine Puckett’s small boat around, making it even more difficult to pull up the line that was heavily weighted down with long strands of kelp.
But pull up the line she did, over and over and over, until exhaustion took over. In the end, Puckett and her small crew of Charlie Gale, Jon Grant, and Hunter Barto hauled in about 1,300 pounds of fresh kelp, which will be sold to Ocean Approved, a Maine-based company that sells seaweed products and promotes healthy,

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