Block Island Times

Kelp farming in GSP eyed for growth

As Block Island’s first sugar-kelp farm wraps up its first season, both the Harbors Committee and the Shellfish Commission have weighed in on the establishment of another kelp farm. This time the applicant is lobsterman Jon Grant.
Grant put in his aquaculture application to the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council in February, and among the many steps of review is the need for an advisory from the Town Council, informed by advisories from the Harbors Committee and the Shellfish Commission.
At the Harbors Commission meeting on March 21, Vice-Chair Arlene Tunney

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