Prevent Shellfish-Related Illnesses

Have a Plan

Shellfish Harvest Planner – Tips for staying safe and having a successful shellfishing trip include checking beach closures, getting your license, and knowing the seasons and limits.

Know Your Shellfish

Identifying Shellfish – Different types of shellfish absorb biotoxins ("red tide") at different rates, so you may see closures listed for specific species. For example:

Handle, Store, and Cook Your Shellfish Properly

Handling, Storing, and Cooking Shellfish – Harvest and cook shellfish properly to help prevent illnesses such as vibriosis and norovirus.