Most of Vashon Island is now closed to recreational shellfish harvesting because of unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poison, which acts quickly and can cause paralysis of the respiratory system and death.

The Seattle-King County Public Health Department posted an alert Friday evening citing information from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). The marine…

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has lifted the last remaining health advisory for Dungeness crab caught along a stretch of the state’s northern coast.

Dungeness crab on beach
Dungeness crab
The advisory was for Dungeness crabs caught in ocean waters north of 40°46.15′ N Latitude — a line extending due west from the…