Detached Kelp Harvests Being Scrutinized
Harvests of detached kelp that line beaches of Lower Cook Inlet are getting a closer look by state managers and issues will come before the Fish Board in December.
Harvests have occurred since the 1970s but who needs permits, for how much and for what purposes is not clearly defined. Currently, a special permit is needed for commercial takes.
“A commissioner’s permit is needed for detached kelp harvests. It describes where and when it will occur and how much will be taken. It needs to be documented thoroughly to make sure they are not taking...
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