HAB Report

Welcome to the SEATOR shellfish advisory page!

This page is updated as soon as we have new shellfish toxin information. Our advisories are based on shellfish and phytoplankton observations at each listed location. We follow the FDA regulatory limits of 80 ug toxin/100 g shellfish tissue for paralytic shellfish toxins and 20 ppm for domoic acid. We do not recommend consuming shellfish with higher levels of toxin.

A few notes of caution when using this tool

  1. This does not “certify” any of our monitored sites. Shellfish harvesting will always be at your own risk.
  2. Data is site-specific and time sensitive. Please pay attention to locations and the date of the last sample.
  3. Some shellfish species will remain toxic long after an algal bloom is over! Know your shellfish species and pay attention to species-specific advisories.
  4. Conditions may change rapidly, especially in the summer. Check frequently and contact SEATOR with questions at seator@sitkatribe-nsn.gov.

How to use the tool

To see this data in map form, click on an individual site or for a map view, go to the SEATOR shellfish and HAB map (shown above).

The tabbed version of the tool is below.


To expand the information at each site, click on the arrows to the left of each region.

Advisory Advisory on some species No advisory No recent data Incomplete data

Kenai Peninsula

4 sites

Seldovia: Kasitsna Bay Seldovia: Sadie Cove Head
Seldovia: Jakolof Bay Dock No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 8/25/2017
Seldovia: Kasitsna Bay Advisory in place for all shellfish. 10/16/2017
Seldovia: Sadie Cove Head No current shellfish advisories in effect. 8/25/2017
Seldovia: Tutka Bay Lagoon No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 8/25/2017

Kodiak Island

1 site

Kodiak: Near Island
Kodiak: Near Island Advisory in place for all shellfish. 12/4/2017

Northern Southeast (Yakutat to Sitka)

9 sites

Hoonah: Gartina Creek/Harbor Way Hoonah: Shaman Point/Cannery Beach Kake: Culture Camp Kake: Town Flats Sitka: Starrigavan North Skagway: Nahku Beach
Haines: Viking Cove No recent shellfish data. Contact local sampling agency for more information. 10/3/2016
Hoonah: Gartina Creek/Harbor Way Advisory in place for butter clams only. 12/7/2017
Hoonah: Shaman Point/Cannery Beach Advisory in place for butter clams only. 12/5/2017
Juneau: Auke Bay Harbor No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 5/25/2017
Juneau: Auke Rec No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 8/8/2017
Kake: Culture Camp No current shellfish advisories in effect. 12/12/2017
Kake: Town Flats No current shellfish advisories in effect. 12/12/2017
Sitka: Starrigavan North No current shellfish advisories in effect. 12/11/2017
Skagway: Nahku Beach Advisory in place for butter clams only. 12/12/2017

Prince of Wales Island

7 sites

Craig: Cannery Point Kasaan: Kasaan Harbor Klawock: City of Klawock Boat Launch
Craig: Cannery Point Advisory in place for butter clams only. 12/5/2017
Craig: False Island Boat Launch Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information. 11/7/2017
Hydaburg: Hydaburg Beach No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 4/25/2017
Kasaan: Kasaan Harbor Advisory in place for butter clams only. 12/5/2017
Kasaan: Whale House Beach Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information. 11/22/2017
Klawock: Big Salt No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 11/27/2017
Klawock: City of Klawock Boat Launch Advisory in place for butter clams only. 12/7/2017

Southern Southeast (Kake to Metlakatla, except POW Island)

12 sites

Ketchikan: Moser Island Ketchikan: Seaport Beach Ketchikan: Whipple Creek Cove Petersburg: 5.5 Mile Petersburg: Sandy Beach
Ketchikan: Moser Island Advisory in place for all shellfish. 6/11/2017
Ketchikan: Seaport Beach Advisory in place for butter clams only. 12/5/2017
Ketchikan: Whipple Creek Cove Advisory in place for all shellfish. 5/30/2017
Metlakatla: Moss Point Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information. 11/14/2016
Metlakatla: Sand Bar Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information. 11/14/2016
Metlakatla: Smugglers Cove Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information.
Metlakatla: Strawberry Patch Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information.
Metlakatla: Tamgas Harbor Dock Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information. 11/14/2016
Petersburg: 5.5 Mile No current shellfish advisories in effect. 12/7/2017
Petersburg: Sandy Beach No current shellfish advisories in effect. 12/7/2017
Wrangell: Pat's Creek Beach No recent shellfish data. Contact local sampling agency for more information. 11/27/2017
Wrangell: Shoemaker Beach No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 11/27/2017

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