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Dulse harvested in Cornwall

A retired lawyer has become the first person in England to get a Crown Office licence to harvest dulse (Palmaria palmata) for commercial, rather than personal, use. Rory MacPhee gathers the seaweed on the Cornish coast, and sells it for up to £200 a kilo as a delicacy to restaurants, sushi shops and hotels. He says ‘Seaweed in rich in nutrients and extremely tasty … It can be used in soup and bread and it’s even a substitute for bacon when smoked’ [The Times, 14 November 2012].

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