Bellingham Bay closed to shellfish harvesting

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Bellingham Bay closed to shellfish harvesting
Bellingham Bay closed to shellfish harvesting

from Blacksmith September 23, 2021 6:42 am

BELLINGHAM, Washington – Bellingham Bay is now closed to shell collectors.

Whatcom County’s well being officers issued an announcement Wednesday, September 23, saying that top ranges of dangerous biotoxins have been present in shellfish within the space.

The shellfish harvest has additionally been suspended in Portage Bay, Chuckanut Bay and Larrabee State Park.

Paralytic shellfish poisoning, or PSP toxins, was additionally present in shellfish in Skagit Bay earlier this month.

These toxins can’t be cooked or frozen from affected shellfish.

For extra info on closings, go to the Washington State Division of Well being web site.