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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
PSP sickness prompts health warning for wild clams

...Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is warning Alaskans against consuming wild shellfish after someone was sickened by paralytic shellfish poisoning last week near Ketchikan.According to the department of health, someone harvested...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-03/psp-sickness-prompts-health-warning-wil
Local
Untested Southeast shellfish may carry poison

...warning Alaskans not to harvest or eat shellfish from the Southeast region after a probable case of paralytic shellfish poisoning was discovered over the weekend...Conservation.The toxin comes from the algae shellfish eat, and there is no simple way to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-17/untested-southeast-shellfish-may-carry-
State | 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
Questions raised about shellfish-seed producer's finances

KETCHIKAN - Ketchikan officials have agreed to continue grant funding for a shellfish-seed producer amid questions about OceansAlaska's financial situation.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly last year approved...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-19/questions-raised-about-shellfish-seed-p
State
Keep Alaska's harbors clean and safe

...and oxygen in the water available to other aquatic life. Shellfish, such as oysters, mussels, and scallops filter the water...which can then infect people who consume them. Closures of shellfish beds impacted by sewage can cause economic losses for local...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-23/keep-alaskas-harbors-clean-and-safe
Letters
A day in the life of Rosa Miller

...to Hawk Inlet and begin putting up food - mostly seaweed, in May. They'd dry fish and can them, and gather berries, shellfish, and crab."A lot of us liked Hawk Inlet; we had a lot of fun there," she said.She started working at the cannery...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-15/day-life-rosa-miller
Art
Reminder: Do not to eat recreationally procured shellfish

...Southeast Alaskans not to harvest and eat shellfish in our region.On Oct. 25, the Department...announced that two probable cases of paralytic shellfish poisoning were reported as result of eating shellfish harvested in the Sitka area on Oct. 18...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-11-08/reminder-do-not-eat-recreationally-p
Outdoors

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