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Wintertime PSP Found in Aleutian Shellfish

Wed December 28, 2011

It’s the season for steaming hot bowls of clam chowder and oysters on the half-shell with champagne.  But if you harvested those shellfish yourself in the Aleutians, be aware they might contain high levels of the shellfish toxin PSP.

While PSP outbreaks mostly happen during the summer, Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association biologist Bruce Wright says in recent years wintertime outbreaks have been detected in the Aleutians as well. Wright and another scientist were doing....