Shellfish Harvesting Closed On Some Puget Sound BeachesA number of Puget Sound beaches are now closed to recreational shellfish harvesting due to unsafe levels of marine toxins.
Bacterial Levels In Portage Bay Means Shellfish RestrictionsThe state Department of Health says its restricting shellfish harvesting for part of the Portage Bay in Whatcom County due to high levels of bacteria.
Tests Show Puget Sound Geoduck Clams Safe To EatWashington state health officials Tuesday said their arsenic testing has confirmed that geoduck clams harvested from a bay in Puget Sound are safe to eat, following toxicity concerns that prompted China to ban imports of West Coast shellfish.
State Begins Testing Shellfish After China BanDepartment of Health technicians are testing shellfish samples from the Poverty Bay area near Federal Way.
Gregoire Taking On Ocean AcidityGov. Chris Gregoire plans an announcement Tuesday on steps Washington may take in response to the increasing acidity of the ocean, which affects the shellfish industry.
King County: No Recreational Shellfish HarvestThe Washington Health Department has closed King County beaches to recreational shellfish harvesting after concerning levels of a dangerous toxin were found in samples.