First Consumption Advisory for Dungeness Crab and Spot Prawn from Puget Sound
Testing and analysis for a wide range of chemicals and contaminants was done on Dungeness crab and spot prawn from Puget Sound.
Analysis done by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, was designed to determine where, how much and how often Puget Sound Dungeness crab or spot prawn can be safely eaten.
- Dungeness crab meat and spot prawn tails from many Puget Sound Marine Areas can be enjoyed safely with some limitations.
- However, crab butter and spot prawn heads have higher levels of contaminants and can only be safely eaten in a small number of areas and in limited amounts.
- An overview of the advisory.
- A map outlining Puget Sound Marine Areas.
- A consumption guidance table.
Puget Sound Fish Consumption Advisories
Learn how to choose Puget Sound fish that are safe for you and your family to eat on our Puget Sound Fish Consumption Advisories page.
Everyone should follow the guidance from these advisories, especially women who are or might become pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children.