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Alki Beach to Pierce County line and Vashon Island beaches closed for shellfish harvesting
Paralytic shellfish poison has been detected at unsafe levels along Alki Beach south to the Pierce County line and on Vashon-Maury Island beaches. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed these areas to recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish.