shellfish harvest bans

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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…

Until further notice, certain portions of Maine’s coastline are closed to shellfish harvesting — and recently harvested clams and mussels are not to be consumed — because a naturally occurring algae is present in dangerously high levels. FreshMusselsMainMaine’s Department of Marine Resources posted the so-called harvest recalls Friday after tests showed domoic acid at levels…