Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
Red Tide on Savary Island, BC
|Paralytic shellfish poisoning occurs from ingesting bivalve shellfish (such as mussels, oysters, and clams) that contain toxins. These toxins can cause severe and life-threatening neurological effects. |
Can the colour of the tide tell you when shellfish are safe to eat? NO! Check first to see if the beach is open for harvesting.
Last Updated: August 17, 2010