Clallam County announced this week the closure of shellfish harvest on several area beaches remains in order by the Washington Department of Health.
On the West End, the county is extending the closure of clamming for all species on ocean beaches, along with beaches along the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Pillar Point west to Cape Flattery.
In eastern Clallam County, Strait of Juan de Fuca beaches from Pillar Point east to the Jefferson County line are closed to butter and varnish clams but open for other species.
Discovery and Sequim bays are also closed to all species.
All species means clams (including geoduck), oyster, mussels and other invertebrates such as the moon snail. All areas are closed for the sport harvest of scallops.
For more, call the Marine Biotoxin Hotline at 800-562-5632, or visit the Department of Health’s Marine Biotoxin Website at http://ww4.doh.wa.gov/gis/biotoxin.htm.
For more information, call Jessica Pankey with the Clallam County Environmental Health Food Safety Program at 360-417-2418.