Health Warning Issued For Harvesters

The First Nations Health Authority, Island Health and Northern Health are reminding First Nations harvesters not to harvest or eat clams, oysters, scallops, mussels, cockles, geoducks, gooseneck barnacles, whelks, periwinkles or the innards of lobster and crab taken from areas closed for shellfish harvesting (see attached maps). Elevated levels of domoic acid, the toxin associated with amnestic shellfish poisoning (ASP), have been detected in some of these species.

For more information: Notice to Harvesters – Elevated levels of toxin associated with amnestic shellfish poisoning present in West Coast and Haida Gwaii shellfish

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