State DOH Seeks Butter Clams for Testing


Spring 2022

‘Most of Saratoga Passage is closed to clam harvests right now due to concerns about Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). DOH needs more samples in the pipeline to know how quickly the toxins are dissipating.

State DOH seeks butter clams from sites on Whidbey Island for testing:

  • Penn Cove
  • Holmes Harbor
  • Admiralty Bay
  • Useless Bay

DOH will ship collection supplies and shipping labels to people with beach access and explain sample collection procedures. Contact Tracie S. Barry via email or phone at 360-236-3354.

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