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...
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...
State | Local
US officials to meet with China on shellfish ban

...discuss China's ongoing import ban on geoduck clams and other shellfish from the U.S. West Coast.A National Oceanic and Atmospheric...arsenic in geoducks from Puget Sound. It also found paralytic shellfish poisoning in geoducks harvested in Alaska.NOAA has asked...
Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils to hold meetings statewide

...August through October 2014 to discuss subsistence fisheries issues and review proposals to change Federal subsistence fish and shellfish regulations for 2015-2017 as well as other issues affecting subsistence in their regions. The public is welcome to participate...
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...
China bans shellfish imports from US West Coast

...SEATTLE - China has suspended imports of shellfish from the U.S. West Coast, cutting...arsenic and a toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning, KUOW public radio that, where they would not allow shellfish from this entire area based on potentially...
Chinese ban of US shellfish to continue

...BREMERTON, Wash. - The Chinese ban of shellfish imports from the U.S. West Coast...about U.S. health standards for shellfish, the Kitsap Sun reported Saturday.The letter dashes hopes of shellfish harvesters in Washington state who...
Murkowski questions China's shellfish ban

...this week whether the Chinese ban on shellfish from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest...the coming weeks to discuss the ban and shellfish harvesting in the United States, The...government said it discovered paralytic shellfish poisoning in geoducks harvested in the...
State | AK legislature
Alaska departments advise caution in harvesting shellfish

...about the safety of eating recreationally harvested shellfish.Contrary to information in the article, the departments say, shellfish can contain the toxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) any time of the year. The DHSS Section...
My Turn: Sea otters and shellfish

The fate of the shellfish industry in Southeast Alaska appears...affects the calcification process used by shellfish to make shells. Since there has been...probably already too late to save the shellfish industry. The question is when we...


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