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Kelp Farming Is Reviving an Ancient Practice — and a Modern Economy

Iris Crawford: The Shinnecock community no longer lives off the water as it once did — rapid development, pollution and warming waters have led to losses in fish, shellfish and plants that were once central to the Shinnecock diet and culture. … That’s why Tela Troge, an attorney and member of the federally recognized tribe, started planting kelp. … Kelp is a large, fast-growing brown seaweed that sequesters carbon and harmful pollutants. It’s also full of nutrients and is used in foods, pharmaceuticals and fertilizers — making it a big business… [ Visit Website ]