About the Shellfish Program

 

The mission of the Shellfish Program is to prevent illness in people who eat Washington-grown molluscan shellfish, which are shellfish that have hinged shells such as clams, mussels, and oysters. Our goal is ensuring shellfish that make it to the commercial market are safe to eat, and recreational shellfishers have current information about which beaches are safe to harvest. To accomplish this, we:

About Our Programs

Biotoxins and Illness Prevention Program

Commercial Shellfish Licensing Program

Growing Area Program

Recreational Shellfish Program

EPA National Estuary Program Grants for Puget Sound

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Shellfish Program Contacts

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Email Updates: Subscribe to Commercial Shellfish Growing Area Management Information

Email Updates: Subscribe to Commercial Shellfish Licensing and Certification Information

Email Updates: Subscribe to Vibrio Information for Shellfish Companies