Tag: Chris Whitehead

PSP Part 2: With new lab, STA takes a gamble on shellfish testing

Despite the risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning -- or PSP -- Southeast Alaska has a robust dive fishery that includes geoduck clams. The entire industry hinges on weekly testing results from the Department of Environmental Conservation laboratory in Anchorage. This scenario could change in the not-too-distant future, as Sitka Tribe of Alaska seeks to open an independent testing lab for Southeast. Read More

PSP Part 1: Tribal partnership seeks modern solution to an ancient problem

Of all the traditional seafoods in Southeast Alaska, none are more shrouded in myth -- and genuine risk -- than clams and mussels. For subsistence harvesters, there has been no way to measure the risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning -- until now. In part 1 of a two-part series, KCAW reports on a partnership among Southeast tribes to create a regional water monitoring program. Read More
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