Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) Results: Latest Southeast Alaska Marine Biotoxin Report Sees Puget Cove and Ankau advisories lifted.
YTT Environmental Department’s paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) samples from October 15th and 16th showed decreased amounts of toxins. Advisories have been lifted for the Puget Cove and Ankau sampling sites for all species.
Many shellfish toxin levels can be highly localized and vary from beach to beach. YTT cannot ensure that all clamming sites are safe. Harvest at your own risk and remember freezing and/or cooking does not make shellfish safe for consumption.
Harvesting shellfish is an ancestral practice that provides community 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.
For the full Southeast Alaska Marine Biotoxin report and information about other southeast Alaska sites, please visit: http://www.seator.org/data
If you have questions or concerns, please send an email to YTT Environmental Department Director Jennifer Hanlon at [email protected] or leave a message at 907-784-3238 ext. 107.