Marine toxin warnings

The Washington Department of Health has issued several bans on the harvest of shellfish. In Clallam County, Pillar Point east to the Jefferson County line is closed to butter and varnish clams only.


The following beaches are closed to the recreational harvest of the species listed. All species means clams (including geoduck), oysters, mussels and other invertebrates such as snails. All areas are closed for the sport harvest of scallops.The following closures do not apply to shrimp. Crabmeat is not known to contain the PSP toxin, but the guts can contain unsafe levels. To be safe, clean crab thoroughly and discard the guts (butter).


In Clallam County extended seasonal closure of ocean beaches includes all species from

the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Cape Flattery eastward to Pillar Point; from Pillar Point east to the Jefferson County line, butter and varnish clams only; Discovery Bay. butter, varnish clams and geoduck clams only; and Sequim Bay, butter and varnish clams only.


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