Commercial Shellfish


Apply for a Commercial Shellfish License

List of Certified Commercial Shellfish Operations (PDF)

Export Certificates

Shellfish Export Certificates

Geoduck Export to China

Harvest Site Certification

Shellfish Harvest Site Certification

Other Permits

Aquaculture Permit

Wet Storage Plan of Operations

Rules and Laws

Shellfish Regulations to Protect Public Health

Vibrio Control Plan Rule Requirements


Shellfish Industry Training – HACCP, Dealer, Harvester, Vibrio

Water Quality Monitoring and Restoration

Shellfish Growing Area Monitoring

Shellfish Growing Area Restoration

Grants and Studies

National Estuary Program Grants for Puget Sound

Shellfish-Related Illnesses

Biotoxins and Shellfish-Related Illnesses

Preventing Shellfish-Related Illnesses

About Our Program

We license and regulate companies that commercially harvest and sell molluscan shellfish. We also track levels of biotoxins, vibrios, norovirus, and other pathogens in shellfish, and close commercial harvest areas when levels are too high. Our goal is to make sure shellfish offered in markets and restaurants are safe to eat.

Learn more about the Commercial Shellfish Program

Contact our Commercial Shellfish Program

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