Kelp-Farming Experiment to Start off Chilmark, MA

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Martha’s Vineyard Gazette: A blue mussel farm in the waters off Chilmark will soon double as a 2-year kelp-growing experiment, following the lead of about a dozen other farms in the Northeast that have begun growing kelp in recent years.

The Chilmark selectmen on Tuesday gave final approval for the project, which is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with support from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group. The shellfish group also maintains a small kelp-growing experiment in partnership with Cottage City Oysters in Oak Bluffs.

Read more about the kelp-farming experiment off Martha’s Vineyard.