Current harvesting advisory on Butter clams at Ankau and Puget Cove!
YTT Environmental Department‘s paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) samples from September 2-3, 2020 showed increased levels of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) in Butter clams from Ankau and Puget Cove. Levels of PSTs in butter clams at Puget Cove exceeded the FDA’s recommended threshold, and an advisory for Ankau Butter clams remains in place until a downward trend is monitored.
Harvest at your own risk and remember that freezing and/or cooking does not make the shellfish safe for consumption.
Shellfish harvesting is an ancestral practice that provides tribal members with an integral food-source. The PSP monitoring program’s purpose is to promote safe harvesting practices by providing community members with information to make informed harvesting decisions, especially when there are elevated levels of toxins in any species.
If you have questions or concerns, please send an email to YTT Environmental Department Director Jennifer Hanlon at j[email protected] or leave a message at 907-784-3238 ext. 107.
Visit www.seator.org/data to review the latest results and shellfish advisories, including other communities.