Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) Results: The latest Southeast Alaska marine biotoxin report sees all shellfish samples from December 13, 2020 sampling event tested below the FDA’s regulatory limit of of 80 µg/100 g.

YTT Environmental Department’s latest paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) sampling from December 13, 2020, sees all shellfish samples were below the FDA’s recommended threshold of 80 µg/100 g.

However, an advisory remains in place for Puget Cove’s butter clams until more data observing a downward trend is collected.

Please consider harvesting other monitored species such as: mussels, cockles, and littleneck clams. All these species have tested below the regulatory limit.

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.

Harvest at your own risk. Please remember that cooking and/or freezing does not make shellfish safe for consumption. 

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

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.