LOS ANGELES (AP) — State and county health officials are warning recreational shellfish gatherers that it is unsafe to harvest shellfish from the California coast.
The California Department of Public Health says elevated levels of two toxins have been detected in mussels along the coast – and severe poisonings could result in death.READ MORE: How To Watch The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards
The department’s annual quarantine usually takes effect from May through October, but testing found the toxins in mussels. There is no known antidote to the toxins.READ MORE: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
The quarantine includes all bays, harbors and estuaries. Commercially-harvested shellfish are not included in the quarantine.
Consumers of sport-harvested clams or scallops are advised to eat only the white meat and discard dark-colored organs and viscera before cooking.MORE NEWS: Emmys Vow A Good Time After Bleak Year; 'Crown' May Rule
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