shellfish

Shellfish Ban
4:46 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

China Wants Better Testing For Arsenic In US Shellfish Exports

For the first time, US officials reported on recent meetings in Beijing to discuss China's ban on shellfish imports from most of the West Coast.
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For the first time, U.S. officials reported on recent meetings in Beijing to discuss China's ban on shellfish imports from most of the West Coast.

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Shellfish Import Ban
7:50 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Chinese and U.S. Officials To Discuss China's Shellfish Import Ban

China instituted the ban when officials found high levels of arsenic and a naturally occurring biotoxin in two samples of geoduck.
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China banned shellfish imports from most of the West Coast in December over concerns about contamination.

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Shellfish Contamination
7:12 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Washington Officials Say Shellfish Are Safe To Export

The Department of Health says that shellfish harvested from the area are safe to eat, though they do contain arsenic.
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Washington health officials have been testing shellfish from an area believed to be contaminated with arsenic. China banned all imports of shellfish from much of the west coast after finding high levels of arsenic in geoduck clams harvested near Tacoma in October.

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Shellfish import ban
6:07 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Four Weeks In, Locals Feel The Pain Of China’s Shellfish Import Ban

China and Hong Kong have closed their doors to all shellfish imports from an area that stretches from northern California to Alaska. The move is costing the shellfish industry in Washington State hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ashley Ahearn reports.

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Northwest Shellfish
5:27 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Arsenic To Blame For Chinese Ban On Shellfish Imports From Washington

Chinese officials said two samples of geoduckcame back with high levels of arsenic and the toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning.
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China banned all imports of shellfish from Alaska to Northern California last week. Chinese officials said two samples of geoduck came back with high levels of arsenic and the toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning.

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Shellfish Toxin Levels
6:15 am
Fri December 13, 2013

China Closes Doors To All West Coast Shellfish Imports

Last year the U.S. exported more than half a billion dollars worth of shellfish - with China as its biggest customer.
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China has closed its doors to all imports of West coast shellfish. Chinese officials tested samples of geoduck clams and found elevated levels of arsenic and a toxin that causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.

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Northwest Shellfish
6:33 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Ocean Acidification Takes Toll On Northwest Shellfish

Oyster's being harvested.
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Governor Chris Gregoire has just released a long awaited report on ocean acidification.

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