Algae bloom shuts down tribal and non-tribal crab fishery

An algae bloom that has exploded since its beginnings earlier this year when it caused domoic acid levels to spike in razor clams, has closed Dungeness crab harvest for Quinault Indian Nation and the Quileute Tribe and non-tribal fishermen this week on the Washington Coast. Like the razor clam season, fishermen are likely to be cut out of about a month of remaining harvest. All shellfish harvest for tribal and non-tribal harvest is also closed on the coast. Details of the bloom can be found here.