Detached Kelp Harvests at Cook Inlet to be Reviewed by Fish Board at Seward Meeting
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 next week in Seward.
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..."
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