Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

Here are some of Juneau are beaches that are most at risk for PSP. Eagle Beach, Amalga Harbor, Auke Recreational Area and Outer Point, have toxin levels that exceed the FDA’s limit for safe consumption. Elizabeth Tobin and her team collected the data last month. She said it’s not abnormal to see high levels of PSP causing toxins this time of year. “Typically we see elevated levels of these toxic algae in May and June, and that’s why we’re having a lot of PSP notifications in the region,” Tobin said. Always remember to cook shellfish properly and if you feel ill after eating seek medical treatment immediately.