Shellfish Poisoning Resources
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) is a serious illness that is caused by eating shellfish contaminated with dinoflagellate algae (e.g., Alexandrium spp.) that produce harmful saxitoxins.
Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning
Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) is another serious illness that is caused by eating shellfish contaminated with diatoms from the genus Pseudo-nitzchia that produce the harmful toxin, domoic acid (DA).
- Alaska Division of Public Health
- Environment Alaska
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- Oregon SeaGrant
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Press Releases and Public Service Announcements
Previous Alaska DHSS Press Releases
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
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