The results from last weeks wild shellfish testing are in. The blue mussels and razor clams sampled from locations in Lower Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay were under the regulatory limit for saxitoxins. However, we want to notify you that wild shellfish tested from locations in Southeast Alaska, Kodiak and the Aleutians have had high levels of toxins, well above the limits considered safe for consumption. Please review the Press Release on shellfish toxins from the Department of Health and Social Services that was developed in partnership with multiple organizations involved in the Alaska Harmful Algal Bloom Network and KBNERR.
For more information on this Phytoplankton Update and the Qualitative Analysis of Phytoplankton Data, click here.