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Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey,
outlined the plans for the seaweed harvester, which is part of the
clean-up program of the ministry.

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Seaweed pulled up by the harvester during the display exercise
and moved to the rear by the built-in conveyor belt system.

Ministry launches seaweed harvester

Yesterday at the Barbados Coast Guard HMBS Pelican Base, the Ministry
of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy’s new Seaweed Harvester was

'Hard task'

Meteorologists have come up with two possible scenarios for the June
to August months of the 2020 Wet/Hurricane Season in the Caribbean

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Dr. David Farrell, Principal of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH).

Must prepare

Discussions need to be had on the matter of COVID-19 and the drought
conditions plaguing the region, to help better prepare for the future.

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Renewable Energy Officer of the Barbados National Oil Company Limited (BNOCL) and Advisor to the Minister of the Blue Economy, Mark Hill, explains some of the innovative plans for the harvested Sargassum seaweed.

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The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy’s Seaweed Harvester paddles out of the launch area.

Harvested seaweed to help industries

Sargassum seaweed has been a scourge in the eyes of many Barbadians,
but Barbados National Oil Company Limited (BNOCL) Renewable Energy


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