Nisqually Reach, Shellfish, WADOH

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A presentation by Lawrence Sullivan to the Nisqually River Council's Environmental Advisory Committee in January 2010.

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Nisqually Reach, Shellfish, WADOH

  1. 1. Office of Shellfish & Water Protection<br />Lawrence Sullivan<br />
  2. 2. Nisqually ReachCommercial Shellfish Growing Area Classification <br />
  3. 3. Growing Area Information<br /><ul><li>Regulations handed down through FDA to States through the “Model Ordinance”. Adopted via WAC.
  4. 4. Classified with Sanitary Survey report.
  5. 5. 101 commercial shellfish growing areas in Washington.</li></li></ul><li>Classification of Growing Areas<br />
  6. 6. Water Quality Study<br /><ul><li>Marine stations placed near potential upland pollution sources.
  7. 7. Sample each station 6 – 12 time per year.
  8. 8. A minimum of 30 samples per station used for calculation.
  9. 9. Fecal coliform (FC) standard is stringent.</li></ul>≤ 14 FC / 100 ml geometric mean<br />≤ 43 FC - 90th percentile value<br />
  10. 10. Nisqually Reach<br />
  11. 11. 8<br />7<br />14<br />14<br />23<br />8<br />8<br />22<br />74<br />Nisqually Reach<br />14<br />46<br />45<br />
  12. 12. Water Quality Data<br />

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