Paralytic Shellfish Poison Section

Area beaches have been closed for shellfish harvesting

Area beaches have been closed for shellfish harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health announced this week that – due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) being detected in shellfish along beaches from Alki south to the Pierce County line – recreational... [Read more]

Area beaches closed to shellfish harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Area beaches closed to shellfish harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at unsafe levels in shellfish on Vashon Island and at the Des Moines Marina, and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed... [Read more]

King County Health Closes Beaches to Shellfish Harvesting Due to ‘Red Tide’

King County Health Closes Beaches to Shellfish Harvesting Due to ‘Red Tide’

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Friday (July 20) that Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP), also known as “Red Tide” has been detected, and all county beaches have been closed... [Read more]

‘Paralytic Shellfish Poison’ Closes Area Beaches To Butter Clam Harvesting

‘Paralytic Shellfish Poison’ Closes Area Beaches To Butter Clam Harvesting

On Wednesday, Nov. 24th, the Washington Sate Department of Health announced that they have closed area South King County and Quartermaster Harbor to butter clam harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison. “Paralytic... [Read more]

Beaches Closed To Shellfish Harvesting Due To Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Beaches Closed To Shellfish Harvesting Due To Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Wednesday (Sept. 1st) that Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at “levels of concern” in shellfish samples collected along... [Read more]