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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Discovery Bay and Admiralty Inlet Opening to All Shellfish Species

20220329_Discovery Bay Opening PRESS RELEASE

March 29, 2022 
For Immediate Release 
Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality Manager
Jefferson County Public Health
360-385-9444 ext. 301

Discovery Bay and Admiralty Inlet Opening to All Shellfish Species

Jefferson County, WA. The Department of Health has opened Discovery Bay from Diamond Point to Fort Worden and Admiralty Inlet including Fort Flagler for recreational harvesting of all shellfish species. Lab results from recent Butter Clam samples indicate that levels of the biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning have dropped below the closure limit. Signs have been posted at public access points indicating this change. 

To find out which areas are safe to harvest shellfish in Washington and the WDFW harvesting rules please, check the map at www.doh.wa.gov/ShellfishSafety.htm or call the Biotoxin Hotline at 1-800-562-5632. For the latest information on regulations and seasons, visit the Fish and Wildlife website at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing or call the Shellfish Rule Change Hotline at 1-866-880-5431.

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