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

  • This data is not”certified”. Shellfish harvesting will always be at your own risk.
  • Data is site-specific and time sensitive. Pay attention to locations and sample dates.
  • Some shellfish species will remain toxic long after an algal bloom is over! Know your shellfish species and pay attention to species-specific advisories.
  • Conditions may change rapidly, especially in the summer. Check frequently and contact SEATOR with questions at seator@sitkatribe-nsn.gov.

Advisory by Location

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

Kenai Peninsula

9 sites

Cohoe: Cohoe Loop Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information.
Happy Valley: Deep Creek Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information.
Happy Valley: Happy Creek Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information.
Happy Valley: Whiskey Gulch Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information.
Homer: China Poot Lagoon No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 8/11/2017
Homer: Homer Harbor Dock No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 8/21/2017
Ninilchik: Ninilchik South Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information.
Ninilchik: Set Net Access Beach Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information.
Seldovia: Kasitsna Bay Lab No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 10/16/2017

Kodiak Island

1 site

Kodiak: Near Island
Kodiak: Near Island Advisory in place for all shellfish. 3/1/2018

Northern Southeast (Yakutat to Sitka)

11 sites

Juneau: Auke Rec (Pt. Louisa) Kake: Culture Camp: Tidal Flats north of town Kake: Town Flats: Tidal flats from Gunnuck Creek Skagway: Nahku Beach Yakutat: Ankau Lagoon Yakutat: Yakutat Lagoon
Haines: Viking Cove Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information. 3/5/2018
Hoonah: Hoonah, Gartina Creek - Harbor Way No recent shellfish data. Contact local sampling agency for more information. 4/26/2018
Hoonah: Hoonah, Shaman Point - Cannery Beach No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 4/26/2018
Juneau: Auke Bay Harbor No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 5/25/2017
Juneau: Auke Rec (Pt. Louisa) Advisory in place for butter clams only. 5/17/2018
Kake: Culture Camp: Tidal Flats north of town No current shellfish advisories in effect. 5/14/2018
Kake: Town Flats: Tidal flats from Gunnuck Creek No current shellfish advisories in effect. 5/14/2018
Sitka: Starrigavan North No current shellfish advisories in effect. 5/6/2018
Skagway: Nahku Beach Advisory in place for all shellfish. 5/8/2018
Yakutat: Ankau Lagoon Advisory in place for all shellfish. 4/15/2018
Yakutat: Yakutat Lagoon Advisory in place for all shellfish. 4/15/2018

Prince of Wales Island

7 sites

Kasaan: Kasaan Harbor
Craig: Cannery Point No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 12/5/2017
Craig: False Island Boat Launch Incomplete baseline data. Contact local sampling agency for more information. 4/18/2018
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. 5/15/2018
Kasaan: Whale House Beach No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 3/12/2018
Klawock: Big Salt No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 4/25/2018
Klawock: City of Klawock Boat Launch No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 4/18/2018

Southern Southeast (Kake to Metlakatla, except POW Island)

10 sites

Ketchikan: Seaport Beach Petersburg: 5.5 Mile Petersburg: Sandy Beach
Ketchikan: Seaport Beach Advisory in place for all shellfish. 5/15/2018
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. 5/14/2018
Petersburg: Sandy Beach No current shellfish advisories in effect. 5/14/2018
Wrangell: Pat's Creek Beach/Pat's Landing No recent shellfish data. Contact local sampling agency for more information. 4/18/2018
Wrangell: Shoemaker Beach No recent shellfish data. Advisory remains in place for butter clams. 4/18/2018

 

Data Tools for Resource Mangers 

Interactive maps and data views have been produced to help resource managers better understand data and trends from monitoring sites.  This page is password protected to ensure complex information is not misinterpreted.  To receive a password, contact Rosie Robinson at rmrobinson3@uaa.alaska.edu.

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