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Beaches from Sandy Point to Point Roberts reopened to shellfish harvesting

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. —  The Whatcom County Department of Health announced today biotoxin levels in shellfish have decreased enough for the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to reopen recreational harvesting on north Whatcom County beaches from Sandy Point to Point Roberts.

DOH has also reopened Lummi Bay and the east side of Lummi Island for collection of all types of shellfish except the harvest of butter and varnish clams.

According to today’s announcement, “Southern Whatcom County beaches including Bellingham Bay, Portage Bay and Chuckanut Bay remain closed to the harvest of all species of molluscan shellfish.”

Current biotoxin and pollution closures information can be found at the DOH website or by calling the DOH Biotoxin Hotline at 1-800-562-5632.

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