No profits found in this tangled catch

SEEING RED: Galilee fisherman Ben Piquette displays a handful of the invasive, red weed. In the background is crewman Peter D' Ambra. / PBN PHOTO/JOHN LEE
SEEING RED: Galilee fisherman Ben Piquette displays a handful of the invasive, red weed. In the background is crewman Peter D' Ambra. / PBN PHOTO/JOHN LEE
Local fishermen this year have had a tough time with a species of red seaweed, an algae, that looks like matted hair. The algae began to bloom and spread in May. Nets would get fouled – often beyond recognition – and the fishermen would spend hours cleaning them, only to have their nets get “weeded…

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