Kelp and More Kelp’ in Harbors Here

“Kelp, kelp, and more kelp” is how John Dunne, the director of the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery, described a request to the town trustees to allow a pilot project that would see 100-foot lines of kelp grown in both Three Mile and Accabonac Harbors this winter.

At their meeting on Monday, Mr. Dunne, who previously sought and received a letter of support from the trustees to pursue a grant from the town’s water quality technical advisory committee, which issues funding recommendations to the town board, said that he hopes to grow sugar kelp in one or two areas in Three Mile Harbor. The purpose is to extract nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus in order to improve the quality of the impaired water body. 

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