The preliminary results from last week’s wild shellfish toxin testing are in! All samples are below the regulatory limit for saxitoxins, the toxin that can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). KBNERR is not a regulatory agency and harvesting wild shellfish in Alaska is considered ‘dig at your own risk’. All commercially harvested shellfish are regulated by the DEC and considered safe for consumption.
For more information on this Phytoplankton Update and the Qualitative Analysis of Phytoplankton Data, click here.