Clallam County upgrades peninsula beaches

The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services’ Environmental Health Division this week announced an upgrade to recreational shellfish harvest in the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Low Point/Lyre River east to Discovery Bay.

Butter clams and varnish clams remain closed, however, because of the presence of biotoxins.

In Clallam County, Sequim Bay, Discovery Bay and Dungeness Bay are also closed to butter clams and varnish clams only.

All species means clams (including geoduck), oysters, mussels and other invertebrates such as the moon snail. All areas are closed for the sport harvest of scallops. These closures do not apply to shrimp.

For more information about this closure, call the Shellfish Safety Hotline at 800-562-5632.

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