General Manager of the National Conservation Commission (NCC), Keith Neblett, has expressed thanks to the groups and companies that answered the call to assist with the national clean-up efforts of the sargassum seaweed.

Commending the six social and service clubs, three corporate entities and two non-governmental organisations, among others, for their support, Mr. Neblett said it was important that such assistance be sustained, especially as the island continued to be affected by the seaweed.??

He made these comments on Monday during the Arbor Day celebrations at the NCC to launch the Tissue Culture Lab.??

???We have seen an influx of this [seaweed] all over the island, and last week there was quite a bit by Pebbles, and this morning [yesterday] it was really building-up. I don???t know what is the cause of it, but it is something that is manageable,??? the NCC boss noted, while also commending hotels, individuals and company owners for doing their part in the clean-up process.

Meanwhile, Mr. Neblett also noted that farmers in St. Andrew and the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) had responded to requests for a location for the seaweed.

???There is no question as to where we can put the seaweed ??? a lot of the farmers [with] a lot of open land in St. Andrew, [and the] BADMC have offered areas in St. Andrew where we can store it, and we will hope that we can make something out of it,??? Mr. Neblett indicated.

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