shellfish 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]

ALERT: Beaches closed to shellfish harvesting from Burien to Pierce County

ALERT: Beaches closed to shellfish harvesting from Burien to Pierce County

Puget Sound Beaches from Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood south to the Pierce County line have been closed for shellfish harvesting, the Washington State Department of Health announced Friday,... [Read more]

Beaches from Three Tree Point to Pierce County closed to shellfish harvesting

Beaches from Three Tree Point to Pierce County closed to shellfish harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County High announced Wednesday (Oct. 1) that due to high levels of a marine biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning – also known as “red tide”…

County warning that shellfish infections running ‘double summer average’

County warning that shellfish infections running ‘double summer average’

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Tuesday (Aug. 13) that “a saltwater bacteria has sickened more than twice the number of people in the county this summer than typically is... [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]

Has Red Tide Hit Three Tree Point?

Has Red Tide Hit Three Tree Point?

Courtesy our new Sales & Promotion Diva Janet Grella comes this interesting photo taken of the beach at Three Tree Point, with a distinctive red hue to the water. Could this be red tide? According... [Read more]