Safe shellfish practices

Safety tips for shellfish harvesting, storage, handling and cooking, selling and buying, and identification.

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Harvesting shellfish

How to check if a harvesting area is open and how to keep your shellfish cold.

Identifying bivalve shellfish

Descriptions and images to help you identify species of bivalve shellfish.

Storing, handling and cooking shellfish

Shellfish storing times and tips for handling and cooking shellfish.

Selling and buying shellfish

Best practices for selling and buying healthy shellfish.

Dangers of illegal harvesting

About illness from eating illegally harvested shellfish and how to find out if an area is safe for harvesting.

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