New-Haven-Register-Kelp Just a few months ago, there was no Long Island Sound seaweed industry at all.

Now, sugar kelp produced through decades of research at the University of Connecticut in Stamford, under the direction of one of the world’s authorities on seaweed, and grown in the Thimble Islands by former shellfisherman Bren Smith of Guilford is being served in cutting-edge restaurants in New York City.

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