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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

"What Can We Do But Laugh!"

The seaweed saga

Farmers in Jersey will be encouraged to scoop up seaweed from the islands beaches to help solve the sea lettuce problem.

Shore lines are being covered in the pungent seaweed which can give off toxic fumes.

The Environment Minister, Rob Duhamel, says collecting the lettuce is the best way forward as well as looking at lowering the nitrate content of the water.

He says the seaweed can be used by farmers for compost and can also be used to feed ormers.

The seaweed has mounted up in bays like St Aubin because of high nitrate levels in the water.

1 comment:

  1. Why not use the sea weed to feed the poor.