As of June 16, shellfish harvesting is open for all molluscan shellfish in northern Whatcom County from Sandy Point to Birch Point. This includes Birch Bay. Point Roberts is also open to shellfishing.
Bellingham Bay, Portage Bay, Larrabee State Park and all waters south to the Skagit County line have been closed to shellfish harvesting. This is due to the presence of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxins, and the presence of red tide biotoxins.
Visit doh.wa.gov/ehp/sf/biotoxin.htm or call 1-800-562-5632 for updates.