Paralytic Shellfish Toxin (PST) Report: The latest Southeast Alaska marine biotoxin report sees all shellfish samples from January 27, 2021 sampling event tested below the FDA’s regulatory limit of of 80 µg/100 g.

YTT Environmental Department’s latest paralytic shellfish toxin (PST) sampling from January 27, 2021, sees all shellfish samples testing below the FDA’s recommended threshold of 80 µg/100 g.

Harvesting shellfish is an ancestral practice that provides community members with an integral food source. Please keep in mind that there is always risk in consuming wild shellfish. 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 PSTs.

Remember that shellfish toxin levels can be highly localized and vary from beach to beach. Harvest at your own risk. Please remember that cooking and/or freezing does not make shellfish safe for consumption. 

YTT Environmental Department’s next sampling event is scheduled for February 10, 2021.

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.

All PST updates will be posted on YTT’s Facebook page and website.