More kelp fishermen harvesting in local waters

17 May 2018


GROTON & STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) - The waters off of southeastern Connecticut are growing what many see as a health food delicacy.

More fishermen are now growing kelp which flourishes in salt water and can survive hazardous weather conditions.

J.P. Vellotti, the general manager of East Coast Kelp Farms out of Norwalk, and Jay and Suzie Douglas who own Mechanic Street Marina, are now growing the seaweed off of Groton and Stonington.

Douglas has gotten guidance from Branford fisherman Bren Smith, who started the non-profit GreenWave to help kelp fishermen get started.

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