Our first wild shellfish toxin testing results of the summer are in! The shellfish that we send to DEC’s Environmental Health Laboratory in Anchorage is wild and not from a commercial operation. Commercially harvested shellfish are regulated through DEC and are considered safe for consumption. The toxin test was done for saxitoxins which can are they type of toxin that can lead to paralytic shellfish poisoning. Anything below the regulatory limit of 80ug/100g is considered safe for human consumption. The blue mussels we tested came in well underneath the regulatory limit. KBNERR is not a regulatory agency and the harvest of wild shellfish is considered ‘dig at your own risk’ in the state of Alaska. Feel free to contact us with any questions!
For more information on this Phytoplankton Update and the Qualitative Analysis of Phytoplankton Data, click here