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    June 18

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Consett Bay covered by seaweed

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com

Added 21 June 2018

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Fisherman John Payne paddles back to shore on his surfboard. (Picture by Lennox Devonish)

AT FIRST GLANCE, Consett Bay in St John looks like a brown carpet.

A blanket of sargassum seaweed covers the water, obscuring the ocean below and making it almost impossible for fishermen to reach the jetty.

Earlier this week, a swath of seaweed came ashore and those who fish in the area say it is the worst they have ever seen.

 

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Some fishermen have refused to leave the shore.

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But John Payne won't give in to the menace.

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He uses a surfboard to make his way inland after anchoring his boat off shore.

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Clean-up efforts continue in the bay with a team from the Barbados Agricultural Management Company harvesting the seaweed.

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It is then loaded on to a cane truck.

 

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And despite the inconvenience you can still get your fish at the nearby market.

 

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