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State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

...Officials have confirmed a case of paralytic shellfish poisoning from a mixture of clams harvested...said DHSS spokesman Jason Grenn.All shellfish can contain PSP toxins, including clams...DHSS release. Commercially harvested shellfish are tested and considered safe.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/state-health-officials-confirm-case-she
State
Putting up fish part III: Fishing options

...non-residents and are generally hook and line fisheries although there are limited opportunities for non-residents to take shellfish. (Alaska residents take shell fish under more liberal subsistence or personal use bag limits.) If you've got a boat...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-29/putting-fish-part-iii-fishing-options
Art
Toxic algae bloom arrives in Southeast Alaska

...Alaska are giving Southeast fishermen and shellfish harvesters a new biotoxin to worry about...which in turn can cause ASP, or amnesic shellfish poisoning, has affected fisheries...has issued warnings; Oregon has closed shellfish fisheries; Washington has closed some...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-19/toxic-algae-bloom-threatens-shellfish
Local
Shellfish farming workshop and lectures offered

The Southeast Alaska Shellfish Farming Workshop in Ketchikan and...present the three-day beginning shellfish farming workshop at the University of...available from UAS.Evening lectures on shellfish farming are being offered following...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-10/shellfish-farming-workshop-and-lectu
Outdoors
Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing lab

...The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is planning to build a lab to test shellfish for naturally occurring toxins that could pose a health threat...director Jeff Feldpausch says the lab won't certify beaches for shellfish harvesting. But he says it can "raise a red flag" about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/sitka-tribe-develop-shellfish-testing-l
State
Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing lab

...The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is planning to build a lab to test shellfish for naturally occurring toxins that could pose a health threat...Sitka Sentinel reported.The lab won't certify beaches for shellfish harvesting, said Jeff Feldpausch, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-17/sitka-tribe-develop-shellfish-testing-l
State
An ocean of change: Warm gulf leads to unusual happenings, worried scientists

...acid this summer, which causes amnesic shellfish poisoning, in addition to the regular...conduct for the toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning."The new results during...that it wasn't domoic acid (amnesic shellfish poisoning) that caused the whales...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-17/sea-changes-warm-gulf-leads-unusual-
Outdoors
More whale carcasses found in Gulf of Alaska

...far."We do not have conclusive evidence to link their mortality to algal blooms but continue to sample water/plankton/shellfish with a network of folks statewide," Wynne said in her email."Hopefully, by monitoring current conditions and tracking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-12/more-whale-carcasses-found-gulf-alaska
State
Kachemak Bay tour: Science, sights

...raised concerns in the Pacific Northwest, because the little plankton can produce domoic acid, a chemical harmful to fish and shellfish like razor clams and oysters and the people who eat them.Using a handout, we citizen scientists puzzled over if the plankton...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-20/kachemak-bay-tour-science-sights
State | Outdoors
Toxic algae bloom on West Coast the largest in a decade

...that has prompted the closure of some shellfish harvests in Washington, Oregon and California...off the southern coast of Washington. Shellfish managers in Oregon and Washington also...recreational razor clamming. And recreational shellfish harvests have been shut down along Oregon's...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-16/toxic-algae-bloom-west-coast-largest
Outdoors

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