Pollution Threatening Shellfish Areas
“Today, hundreds of public, private and tribal partners are working together to make Puget Sound healthy again,” said Gerry O’Keefe, executive director of the Puget Sound Partnership. “We applaud the Department of Health and the progress our region is making toward achieving our regional goal to restore and re-open 10,800 acres of harvestable shellfish beds by 2020.”
The Office of Shellfish and Water Protection uses national standards to classify commercial shellfish harvesting areas in Washington. A map of the 2012 threatened areas and more information on the status of shellfish harvesting areas (www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/sf/grow.htm) is available on the Department of Health website.