Volunteer Bob Lemon holds out a collection of clams found during a clam survey in Mud Bay on April 29, 2014, with the help of the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee and the Puget Sound Restoration Fund. The state Department of Health has closed beaches in southern Whatcom County to recreational shellfish harvesting because unsafe levels of the biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning were found in shellfish on beaches in Bellingham Bay.
Volunteer Bob Lemon holds out a collection of clams found during a clam survey in Mud Bay on April 29, 2014, with the help of the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee and the Puget Sound Restoration Fund. The state Department of Health has closed beaches in southern Whatcom County to recreational shellfish harvesting because unsafe levels of the biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning were found in shellfish on beaches in Bellingham Bay. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com
Volunteer Bob Lemon holds out a collection of clams found during a clam survey in Mud Bay on April 29, 2014, with the help of the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee and the Puget Sound Restoration Fund. The state Department of Health has closed beaches in southern Whatcom County to recreational shellfish harvesting because unsafe levels of the biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning were found in shellfish on beaches in Bellingham Bay. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com

South Whatcom beaches closed to recreational shellfish harvesting

October 13, 2016 03:44 PM

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