Regional monitoring program notifies shellfish harvesters of an upward trend in concentrations of PSP.
Observation by Bruce Wright: We are seeing rapid increases in Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) levels in shellfish samples collected at some of our monitoring sites.
June 5, 2018 levels were 14.5 µg/100g
July 5, 2018 levels increased to 80 µg/100g
April 18, 2018 levels were 115 µg/100g
May 16, 2018 levels were 124 µg/100g
June 15, 2018 levels increased to 529 µg/100g.
Click here to learn more about the APIA shellfish monitoring program.
SeaGrant Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Alaska, Facts and Discussion
See State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletins. See Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) and Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point Alaska - PSP Program
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association PSP Site