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UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought …


Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area implements a mussell-free self-certification program

The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is implementing a mussell-free self-certification program.


Shell games: Washington a leader in oyster farming

Washington shellfish are among the state’s most lucrative and endangered crops.


Shellfish poison levels force recreational harvest ban

The Washington State Department of Health has closed all Vashon beaches, except Quartermaster Harbor, for recreational shellfish harvesting.


More invasive green crabs found near Sequim

A team with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to catch more invasive European green crabs on the Dungeness Spit on the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula.


Excrement in Puget Sound sickened customers but really hurt oyster industry

John Hansen says there’s an easy explanation for why he can no longer sell his shellfish: There’s just too much feces in the waters of Puget Sound.


Health officials close Vashon harbor to shellfish harvest

Health officials closed Quartermaster Harbor on Vashon-Maury Island to shellfish harvesting after an unsafe level of poison was detected.


Health officials close shellfish harvest

Health officials have closed the recreational harvest for all molluscan shellfish on beaches in northern Washington state.


Health officials to study impact of wastewater on shellfish

The Washington Department of Health plans to study the impact wastewater has on shellfish in Grays Harbor.


Field reports: Razor clamming hits peak season

SHELLFISHING – Razor clam digs proposed for April and May would cap a season packed with more “beach days” than any time in the past 25 years, the Washington Department …


Field reports: Columbia refuge mulls camping, hunting changes

OUTPLAN – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is preparing a new management plan for the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, which could mean changes for campers, hunters and anglers. The …


Fishing for fakes

SEATTLE – When a waiter at your favorite restaurant hands you the “fresh sheet” and you order dinner, do you know if you’re getting what you’re ordering? According to state …


Foreign biotoxin invades Washington waters

High levels of a foreign biotoxin has been discovered in some Washington state shellfish.