Contaminants in Fish and Shellfish in the Stillaguamish River and Port Susan Marine Areas, Washington
The greater Port Susan area of Central Puget Sound, Washington, is home to some of the Stillaguamish Tribe’s fishing, hunting, and gathering areas since time immemorial. It is also a popular sport and commercial fishing area for the public. Large shellfish beds lie in the Port Susan and Stillaguamish estuary and several Pacific salmon species return to the Stillaguamish River and Tulalip fishery every year. Clams and salmon are a local and consumable resource for Tribal members and the public. This review largely confirms existing recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health regarding clam and salmon human consumption advisories.
Moran, P.W., McBride, D., and Perez, F., 2020, Contaminants in fish and shellfish in the Stillaguamish River and Port Susan marine areas, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020-3043, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203043.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
Table of Contents
- Where do these pollutants come from?
- Why should we worry about pollutants in seafood?
- Are organochlorines in our diet a concern?
- Summary of Findings
- Softshell Clam Results
- Chinook Salmon Results
- Future Assessment
- Eat Fish, be Smart, Choose Wisely
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Contaminants in fish and shellfish in the Stillaguamish River and Port Susan marine areas, Washington|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Washington Water Science Center|
|Other Geospatial||Camano Island|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|