psp report november 6, 2020

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) Results: Latest Southeast Alaska Marine Biotoxin Report Puts PST (Paralytic Shellfish Toxin) Advisory Back in Place for Butter Clams at Puget Cove in Yakutat, Alaska.

YTT Environmental Department’s latest paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) sampling from November 2, 2020 showed butter clams testing for PST levels of 108µg/100 g. The FDA regulatory limit is 80 µg/100 g. 

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.

YTT Environmental Department’s next scheduled PST sampling is on November 16, 2020.

For the full Southeast Alaska Marine Biotoxin report and information about other southeast Alaska sites, please visit:

Harvest at your own risk. Cooking and/or freezing does not make shellfish safe for consumption. Remember PSTs can vary between beaches and YTT can not ensure that all shellfish are safe for consumption.

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.