BMI students select gear for kelp harvest.

Photo courtesy of Belfast Marine Institute

BELFAST — Belfast Area High School students in the Marine Studies class recently journeyed to Hamilton Marine in Searsport to outfit themselves with proper kelp harvesting gear.

Students personally examined a variety of options and had input on the boots, bibs, gloves, knives and fish totes that were selected to help harvest the sugar kelp currently growing on the Belfast Marine Institute kelp farm off Belfast City Park.