Lummi fishermen dig deep for geoducks

The Bellingham Herald writes about Lummi tribal geoduck harvest:

Cliff Cultee and other Lummi geoduck divers hope to get a chance to harvest the big, meaty clams again this spring.

Geoducks, like all bivalves, are subject to temporary contamination from microorganisms that can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning. Geoducks in the tribal harvest area near Kingston, off the Kitsap Peninsula, have been off-limits to commercial harvest since last April because toxin levels have been too high.